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Project by Vince posted 02-02-2009 07:24 AM 2752 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This boring tool has an indexable insert at the tip and is 31 inches long.
These sanding tools use 2 inch hook and loop sanding disks, I still need to make handles for two of them.

-- Vince





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lew

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#1 posted 02-02-2009 06:25 PM

Nice looking tools. I really like the sanding tools.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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pinkfish

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#2 posted 02-02-2009 11:35 PM

Curious how you did the bearings on the sanding tools? I did mine by glueing the bearing into a block of wood :) Wasn’t sure if there is a better way.

The sanding tools are great though, I use mine all the time. What sort of steel did you make the boring tool out of?

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Vince

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#3 posted 02-02-2009 11:57 PM

Pinkfish,
The sanding tools are made from 6” long 3/8 bolts that I heated and bent and cut the heads off.
The one with the handle has a 1/2” aluminum disk 2” round and a 3/8-16 tapped hole in it for the bolt to screw into. Then I got some hook Velcro with an adhesive back and stuck it to the face of the disk.
The other two sanding tools i used teflon for the disk. Just some scrap I had.
The boring tool is plain steel I got from Home Depot.

-- Vince

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Chris Cunanan

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#4 posted 02-03-2009 05:55 AM

how to you change out the tip inserts? i would think u could drill a hole, tap it and use an allen screw…but i have never done this, only thought about it.

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Vince

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#5 posted 02-03-2009 08:01 PM

That is exactly how I did it. I added a close-up picture for you.

-- Vince

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Chris

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#6 posted 03-19-2009 03:35 AM

Way cool. I love home grown tools.

-- Chris

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Vince

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#7 posted 03-19-2009 06:18 AM

They may bot be as good as store bought, but they are fun to make.

-- Vince

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