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Project by Simon2822 posted 09-23-2014 12:20 PM 3690 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a new one so what to do with the old one…
Two pieces of 1/2” birch ply cut in to circles (30cm diameter), glued together and attached with bolts. A table made from scrap 3/4” birch ply. The only expense was a self adhesive Velcro circle to attach the sanding disks. The new disk sander. Total cost £11.24
Works really well, although 80 grit is VERY aggressive and removes a lot of material very quickly

Most people are guessing right, the bandsaw was over 30 years old, the tyres were badly worn as were the blade guards resulting in poor cuts. The only thing working well was the motor.

-- If it's not right, it's wrong

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#1 posted 09-23-2014 12:25 PM

That is vision! Band saw.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 09-23-2014 01:18 PM

Definitely the base of a band saw.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 09-23-2014 02:31 PM

Thats really creative,I love projects where old tools or stuff that would be thrown away is reused

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#4 posted 09-23-2014 02:35 PM

Got to give you credit, that’s good recycling.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 09-23-2014 02:48 PM

That’s very nice! I must ask, where did you get the Velcro circle? I want to make one using an old table saw motor but I didn’t want to have to glue the sanding discs directly on, the Velcro circle seems like a good idea.

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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#6 posted 09-23-2014 03:28 PM

Funny everyone says band saw. I see a turntable on it’s side. Can you sharpen a chisel at 33 1/3 rpm?

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#7 posted 09-23-2014 03:51 PM

The velcro disk came from Axminster

-- If it's not right, it's wrong

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#8 posted 09-23-2014 04:12 PM

Great job of repurposing!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 09-23-2014 05:07 PM

How smart.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#10 posted 09-23-2014 05:17 PM


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

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#11 posted 09-23-2014 06:07 PM

Funny everyone says band saw. I see a turntable on it s side. Can you sharpen a chisel at 33 1/3 rpm?

- calisdad

You would have to go to an antique store to get a turntable now days. 78 rpm for rough cleanup on the chisel and then down to 33 1/3 for finish honeing .

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#12 posted 09-23-2014 10:20 PM

Good ol’ yankee ingenuity…..oh wait, never mind. ;)

Great idea Simon! I’ve got a small band saw that is not usable and no disk sander and a very small budget. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#13 posted 09-23-2014 10:39 PM

Nice work where is the before surgery photos please?

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 09-23-2014 11:49 PM

Looks like a “See N’ Say” to me! Who’s old enough to remember “the cow says ….......”?

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#15 posted 09-24-2014 07:43 AM


This is the only “before” picture I have

-- If it's not right, it's wrong

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