LumberJocks

Belt and Disk Sander

  • Advertise with us
Project by woodoogolem posted 07-02-2014 06:17 PM 59371 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I bought the plans for the belt/disk sander from John Heisz. This week the last missing rod arrived and I just finished the little project.
er than in the middle. John shows how to smooth the spinning wheels with a chisel. Use this technique to reduce the diameter 1 or 2mm. Otherwise the belt is hard to control and tends to wander off the upper wheel.

The original plan used a 30”/1” belt which was too small for my needs. So I adjusted the sizes a bit for a 40”/2” belt. Due to the increased height I mounted a 1mm thick piece of sheet metal behind the belt. Now I can press rather large pieces to an even surface.

In case you want to build this sander yourself, I recommend to crown the wheels a bit: make the diameter at the outer sides a bit smaller than in the middle. John shows how to smooth the spinning wheels with a chisel. Use this technique to reduce the diameter 1 or 2mm. Otherwise the 2” belt is hard to control and tends to wander off the upper wheel.
at times

Update:

After some days I added a fixture to mount my trusty 25 year old Metabo drill. I didn’t like the idea to just fix the drill with the chuck as the machine is rather long including the chuck. I made the fixture in a way to be able to tilt the whole machine and have a horizonal sanding area which might be more convenient sometimes.





9 comments so far

View TRYPHON974's profile

TRYPHON974

81 posts in 2247 days


#1 posted 07-02-2014 06:30 PM

Nice work!

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

3800 posts in 3060 days


#2 posted 07-02-2014 06:34 PM

sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

9153 posts in 2333 days


#3 posted 07-02-2014 06:53 PM

Always hungry for fresh new ideas.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View GerardoArg1's profile

GerardoArg1

941 posts in 1459 days


#4 posted 07-02-2014 09:52 PM

Great idea. Thank for share

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

View bobasaurus's profile (online now)

bobasaurus

2673 posts in 2649 days


#5 posted 07-03-2014 04:17 AM

This is well done. I want to build a big 2×72 version someday for knife grinding. The metal platten is a nice touch.

-- Allen, Colorado

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

5811 posts in 1758 days


#6 posted 07-03-2014 01:36 PM

Nice work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View bigblockyeti's profile

bigblockyeti

3668 posts in 1186 days


#7 posted 07-03-2014 03:00 PM

This looks great, I love to see homebuilt tools. You can customize the design to the exact kind of work you need it for.

View BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI's profile

BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

171 posts in 1800 days


#8 posted 07-03-2014 05:28 PM

Nice adaptation of the original plan. since 3×21 and 4×28 belts are common with plenty of grit options, that size adaptation would be handy for many smaller workshops. Thanks for sharing.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

View geekwoodworker's profile

geekwoodworker

354 posts in 926 days


#9 posted 07-10-2014 10:53 AM

Very nice. John has a very indepth web site and many great ideas. Another one of my favourite sites to get ideas from.

Keep them coming.

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