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Project by mafe posted 04-09-2015 06:07 PM 3345 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sanding block for belt sander bands.
Kiefer you did this…

Our friend Kiefer posted a brilliant thickness sander jig for his belt sander, this got me into buying a belt sander in a local red cross shop for 5 dollars…
Then I went on E-bay to buy some belts and got a terrible good deal, 36 belts for 10 dollars…
Ok one thing takes the other, I then thought hmmmm, I can get other uses of those belts.

Made a small blog here: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/54778


Pictures:
1. Sanding block for belts.
2. Curved side.
3. Soft curves.
4. Wedged.
5. Hmmmmmmm.
6. What got this project started.

Perhaps this can inspire others to – sand…

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





10 comments so far

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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 06:20 PM

Hello Mafe

Nice idea

I like the concept

Thanks for sharing and thanks to Kiefer

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 08:32 PM

That’s a great sander. Mads. I had plans to make one with the nose that slides forward to tighten the belt, but I have too may irons in the fire to get back to it. Glad to see you made one. It sure looks handy!!

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

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mafe

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 09:15 PM


Used it today working on another mini hand plane, it was lovely with the soft side for the soft curves.
Think this is going to be one of those ‘jigs’ that will be used a lot.

Digger, thanks and yes, thanks to Kiefer. ;-)
Jim, this I will look forward to see, I searched the web, but could only find our friend Bricofleurs version, really cool thinking as unusual. https://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/belt-sanding-block-bloc-de-poncage-a-courroie-de-papier-abrasif/

Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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kiefer

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 01:18 AM

One of the nicest shaped sanders I have seen and I like how you tension the belt with two wedges and can slack off the belt tension for shaping curves . Now I am anxious to see your post on that new little plane !
A friend of mine gave me sander a couple of years ago and the belt on it is tightened by a block attached to the base with a hinge and in return I built one for him with a 24”x 3” belt and added a 1/4” cork to the base

both work well and the top section is great for shaping curves .
These sanders are just great to have and have many uses, I wonder how I got along without one .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 04-10-2015 02:12 AM

Handy dandy sanding block. Great idea.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 04-10-2015 06:05 AM

Amazing guy U R Mads! ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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madts

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#7 posted 04-11-2015 09:09 PM

I made two today. For the hell of me I can’t figure out where the on/off switch is. Could you please supply detailed information.
Thanks
Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Don W

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#8 posted 04-11-2015 11:55 PM

You’re on a roll lately

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#9 posted 04-13-2015 01:39 PM

Very nice design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#10 posted 04-13-2015 01:53 PM

Hi there,
I post too much these days, so hard to keep up with the answers.
Thanks Mike.
Yes Don, too much almost… But enjoy it, also many things just finished at the same time.
Laughs, Madts, I haven’t found it either.
Topa, big smile.
doubblleeeeeDDD, Dandy in dddeeedddd….
Kiefer, wonderful version there, a hinge would be clever. Small planes are now posted.
Thank you Guys,
Mads

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

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