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Belt sander stand, made with 4 pieces of scrap steel.

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 09-23-2008 11:19 PM 8691 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is real easy to move around the shop, & its real sturdy.

I welded this up some time ago. I’d like to share this, & it’s real easy to build.

Only a few welds, & its done. This stand could be used on a multitude of different tools.

If you want to make one like this, all you need is an arc welder.

Then take trip to your local scrap iron yard, or welding shop.

Welding shops usually have a pile of cut offs, about the same as as woodworking shops do.

I found some 3” x 3” square tubing with 1/4” thickness, 1/8” is plenty strong.

A piece of 1/4” thick decking for bolting down the sander.

I found some old 4” casters for wheels,

& two 1/2” x 2” carriage bolts for the leg levelers.

Just weld everything into the same configuration as my stand.

The sander is just a cheapo from harbor freight, but it has given me many years of good service.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the dust collector attachment I made out of a 4” plastic Tee.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A close up of wheels, & adjustable 1/2” carriage bolts into threaded holes.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 09-23-2008 11:43 PM

Thanks Rick!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 09-24-2008 12:44 AM

very cool!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 09-24-2008 01:17 AM

Great idea & good space saver Dick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 09-24-2008 01:37 AM

Great Dick.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 09-24-2008 03:19 AM

Thanks Guys!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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brianinpa

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#6 posted 09-24-2008 03:23 AM

I like the dust collection system! What is the make of your sander?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Christopher

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#7 posted 09-24-2008 03:36 AM

this is ingenious!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 09-24-2008 05:12 AM

It’s just a cheapo from harbor freight, but it has given me many years of good service.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 09-24-2008 02:31 PM

An excellent trolley for moving various things and really easy to build. I have not understood the use of two carriage bolts for the leg levelers
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 09-24-2008 03:53 PM

Thanks Sharad,
I just added a close up view of the bottom, showing the adjusting screws.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 09-27-2008 05:23 PM

Hi Dick;

You are most creative!

No wonder Barb stayed with you for so long. LOL

Great idea.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 09-27-2008 05:30 PM

Thanks Lee!

I’ve got her brain washed, I guess.<:O)#

I missed you this week, you must be out earning a living.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Christopher

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#13 posted 05-02-2009 07:06 AM

I desperately need a stationary sander. I clamp my beltsander to my workbench all the time. Maybe I will use this plan!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 05-02-2009 11:51 AM

Thanks Christopher, your welcome to it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#15 posted 05-18-2009 04:42 AM

good job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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