|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 06-20-2014 04:12 PM||1724 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
Another shop project, but one I’ve wanted to make for a while. For several years I’ve had the habit of clamping my belt sander on it’s back to do rough sanding. Seeing several video woodworkers make a stand to create an edge belt sander stand, I put it on my list. Since my router table has a rather large base plate opening, I wanted to incorporate the stand into that also.
When the sander stand is open, that is, the sander is on its back, I can best reach it from the other side of the table. When it’s closed for edge sanding, I use it from the side of the table where I have a switch controlling an outlet. Also when the sander is closed the dust extraction capability of my router table can be used. I cut a second round hole for the vent on the motor of the sander.
The way I designed the base, the sander can also be used on a workbench top. This is handy because in the summer time I sometimes find it convenient to work outside under our canopy.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!