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Project by kiefer posted 02-22-2015 11:57 PM 2603 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to make some stands for my random orbit sander and belt sander .
It seem like when ever I set one or the other down on the bench it was too soon and they would still be running and take off so here is my answer to the problem .
Two stands that are easy to use and are built with a sqare and round tennon to be able to insert them in a square or round dog hole so I can use them in all kinds of location on the bench and also on my work center and it also keeps them nice and steady as opposed to a stand with a base sitting on the bench .

The belt sander is slid onto the stand like this and when lowered is nice and locked on the arm and hled there by its own weight .
The other thing that I wanted to accomplish was the storage of both sanders in a close by location under the bench and that worked out well also .The sanders are easily put under the bench using the stand for the random orbit sander and a flip out bracket for the belt sander.

I can just reach down and slide the belt sander on to the bracket and then tip it toward the back of the bench to keep it away from sticking out past the front of the bench and the cord hangs nicely over the peg .
Another issue solved and making things just a bit more organized .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 12:06 AM

Thats a great idea. I like the idea of using a dog hole to support the stand.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 12:29 AM

Only one thing missing. Since they look like they are standing with outstretched hands, I think you should carve a little face on them just like your little wood robot standing next to them.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 12:43 AM

Neat ideas, Klaus

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 12:57 AM

Thanks Peter
Yes they work great and can’t be knocked over .

Thanks for the idea and sounds like fun .
I named the little guy /helper ROBO .

Thanks Jim

-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 02-23-2015 01:25 AM

I like the idea very much only I’m running out of room under my bench. I may have to take a second look since I really like the idea of having the ROS under the bench like that. Thanks Klaus.

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

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#6 posted 02-23-2015 01:28 AM

Projects like this make me grumpy. These ideas are so clever and simple, that it bugs me that i didn’t think of it myself. The fact that you posted it makes the grumpy go away. Now, if I may have your permission to copy this, it woud make my day. These are really great ideas, thank you for posting them.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#7 posted 02-23-2015 01:29 AM


If he were in my shop his name would be Murphy. Soon you will be too organized and won’t be able to find stuff. LOL! Do you sleep?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 02-23-2015 01:34 AM

Jeff go ahead and copy and don’t be grumpy anymore and I hope this inspiration will help it only should take an hour and give years of good service .


-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 02-23-2015 01:35 AM

Get at it there is always a way .


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 02-23-2015 01:37 AM

I sllepp very well when I sleep but when I awake I hate being bored and you should know about .

Klaus .

-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 02-23-2015 04:20 AM

Great Idea Klaus. Nice way to save some time. I’m always waiting for my random orbit sander to stop moving so I put it down. Sometimes I’m inpatient and have to chase after it.
Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 02-23-2015 09:13 AM

Very useful and easy to make Klaus and it solves an irritating problem.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 02-23-2015 02:23 PM

I like how you’re always thinkin Klaus. Good ones

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 02-23-2015 05:50 PM

Good thinking—that ought to work and take care of the problems.

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

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#15 posted 02-24-2015 05:54 AM


You always have such clever solutions!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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