Sanding Belts Life Stretcher

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Project by Bricofleur posted 02-20-2015 08:39 PM 3432 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To maximize my benchtop oscillating sander belts, I added sub-tables so I’d be able to use the full width of the belts, which most are not reversible.

The upgrade requires only a base, two slick sub-tables (think Melamine), one runner, a bolt, a nut, four short dowels and a cardboard template. Take note that the dowel pins a set in dry, midway, and they are meant to align and secure the sub-tables.

Knowing this particular model is very popular among woodworkers, I believe many will give it a try.

Find more photos and details on this page of my blog.

Thanks for looking and Happy saving !



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#1 posted 02-20-2015 08:43 PM

The belts it comes with, and the Freud belts I use are both reversible.
I could see your jig useful to help the workpiece hit the middle of the belt.
Thanks for posting.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 02-20-2015 08:55 PM

Good Idea

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 02-21-2015 01:07 AM

I do the same thing with my spindle sander. “Great minds” and all that…......

You always have practical tips. Keep em coming.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 02-21-2015 02:44 AM

I never got this fancy, but have been using the same principle for years. Thanks for sharing a great idea : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 02-21-2015 03:32 AM

Great upgrade, you did well

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

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#6 posted 02-21-2015 04:19 AM

Very smart, as always.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 02-21-2015 06:02 PM

Hello Serge

Very good idea

I use this technique for my spindle sander

Your jig is really well done

Thanks for sharing and make a lot of dust

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 02-22-2015 03:34 AM

excellent idea!

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#9 posted 02-25-2015 09:31 AM


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#10 posted 02-26-2015 03:56 AM

eddie , as in beaver ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 03-09-2015 01:50 AM

Great idea.
That’s really good thinking.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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