LumberJocks

10" Disc sander

  • Advertise with us
Project by geekwoodworker posted 06-02-2014 08:23 PM 28539 views 25 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 inch sanding disc designed to be used on a table saw. It cost very little as I had all parts.

Update.. It is now a 9” disc as the old one broke.

Here is a short video of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdpI2VaBCS4





14 comments so far

View Surfside's profile

Surfside

3389 posts in 2167 days


#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"

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

7736 posts in 2001 days


#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

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View deebee71's profile

deebee71

73 posts in 2684 days


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

What is the motor RPM?

-- Don, northern Maine

View geekwoodworker's profile

geekwoodworker

373 posts in 1454 days


#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.

View FostersDAD's profile

FostersDAD

1 post in 1448 days


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

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

-- Charles

View geekwoodworker's profile

geekwoodworker

373 posts in 1454 days


#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.

View Rick's profile

Rick

9591 posts in 3027 days


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

Very Nice Work Indeed Sean. Thanks For Sharing.

Rick (Aurora)

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

View deon's profile

deon

2522 posts in 3020 days


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

Looks great, its something I need, must make…

-- Dreaming patterns

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

17556 posts in 3183 days


#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!"

View kaerlighedsbamsen's profile

kaerlighedsbamsen

1246 posts in 1707 days


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

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

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

View TheWoodenOyster's profile

TheWoodenOyster

1313 posts in 1929 days


#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

View SCOTSMAN's profile

SCOTSMAN

5849 posts in 3579 days


#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

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

View geekwoodworker's profile

geekwoodworker

373 posts in 1454 days


#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.

View NormG's profile

NormG

6109 posts in 2998 days


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

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

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com