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10" Disc sander

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 06-02-2014 08:23 PM 3043 views 19 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a 1/2 HP motor lying around and decided to build a disc sander. I had a 10 sanding disc designed to be used on a table saw. It cost very little as I had all parts.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario





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Surfside

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#1 posted 06-02-2014 09:17 PM

That’s a precise and fine build! Very functional.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 09:47 PM

Nice job. Looks very useful .. I was gonna make my table “tilt-able” but in the end I didn’t. Here’s my version
http://lumberjocks.com/JoeinGa/blog/34349

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deebee71

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 10:15 PM

What is the motor RPM?

-- Don, northern Maine

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geekwoodworker

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#4 posted 06-02-2014 10:39 PM

Thanks.

Nice build JoeinGa. The table tilts but I haven’t needed to use it that way except to replace the sanding disc. I don’t have dust collection yet but plan on it some day. After long use of it I tend to get dust in my eyes.

deebee71: The motor is a Leeson 1725 rpm.

I use it on every project either as a sander or as a grinder.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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#5 posted 06-02-2014 11:54 PM

Nice Job
Curious- How do you mount the motor to the disc?

-- Charles

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geekwoodworker

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#6 posted 06-03-2014 12:55 AM

I attached a 5/8” collar to the disk. The collar has a keyway for the shaft of the motor so it doesn’t slip.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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Rick

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#7 posted 06-03-2014 06:32 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Sean. Thanks For Sharing.

Rick (Aurora)

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deon

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#8 posted 06-03-2014 06:45 AM

Looks great, its something I need, must make…

-- Dreaming patterns

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 06-03-2014 09:27 AM

Great job I made a sander a while back and use it all the time. Enjoy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#10 posted 06-03-2014 09:27 AM

Love, jost love homemade machines. And you sure have made a great bunch!
Thanks for sharing

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TheWoodenOyster

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#11 posted 06-03-2014 11:20 AM

Good job. I have an extra motor that I might make a disc sander with as well.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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SCOTSMAN

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#12 posted 06-03-2014 06:33 PM

I intend ( since I have a perfect surrogate motor etc) to make a sixteen inch one but tell me why did you leave the bottom of the disc exposed? a great project I love it Alistair

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geekwoodworker

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#13 posted 06-03-2014 08:30 PM

I left the bottom of sander exposed to allow for table to tilt. Also want to add small dust extractor port there someday.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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NormG

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#14 posted 06-05-2014 02:33 AM

Nice design and you had all the parts to boot, thank you for sharing

-- Norman

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