upgraded lathe driven Disc Sander

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Project by MactheKnife posted 125 days ago 1025 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a disc sander for my lathe a while back, which served me well until the top warped. It was thin ply and my workshop got a bit damp over the winter.

So I rebuilt it with 3/4 inch ply, its now 2 x bigger and has got dust extraction.

I made another sanding disc so i could have a selection of grits available.
The first disc I built fitted to the lathe with a face plate. It was a pain if I needed the face plate for another task, so this time I embedded a nut in 3/4 inch MDF on the back of the disc instead. Which works fine. However when I was finsihing it, it occured to me that I should have just made the 3/4 inch MDF wide enough to fit my chuck and saved myself a load of effort! (Dumbass)
Thats a task for a rainy day in the future though.

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#1 posted 125 days ago

Nice work! Looks like another project I’ll have to build one of these days. Thanks for sharing.

-- When at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.

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#2 posted 125 days ago

Good idea. I’ll make it like you suggested- fit the chuck.

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#3 posted 125 days ago

what a great idea, I might have to borrow this idea

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#4 posted 124 days ago


I can take the table top sander off my list of items to buy. Thank you for sharing this project!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 124 days ago

Looks very useful. I may have to copy your work, if you don’t mind. Great idea.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#6 posted 124 days ago

Looks good. I have a very similar setup that works great.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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