Belt sander

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Project by majuvla posted 07-15-2015 07:32 AM 2919 views 13 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Home made belt sander with 25 mm wide sanding strip. Unknown power and turning ratio, but it is old washing maschine motor and it is OK.
Upper and back wheels are slightly movable to loosen up and adjust sanding strip. Behind back wheel (photo No. 4) you can see movable wooden insert with glued nut, between two wooden rails. This function is to loosen up when changing belt. On top wheel cover, behind washer and nut there is also small horisontal slot to adjust belt just a little it takes to be on posittion. I made wheels of playwood. Total cost maybe 20$.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 07-15-2015 08:41 AM

Excellent build Ivan. Are you planning to make tilting tool rest for it so you can sand angles and sharpen tools?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 07-15-2015 09:04 AM

Thanks Mike. Yes, I plan to do this but not as part of that maschine. I plan to built it as a separate jig. Yet I have to collect all LJ’s ideas for that.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-15-2015 09:15 AM

bok kompa…cijeli radni park si buš napravil?moram priznat ide ti,dobar strojček!!!!!kaj je sljedeće?raketa?

-- bambi

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#4 posted 07-15-2015 12:33 PM

Very nice fabrication Ivan

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

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#5 posted 07-15-2015 12:43 PM

You are making these tools look so easy to build. $20 is the price for sandpaper alone. Great job.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 07-15-2015 12:43 PM

Nice machine you made there, Ivan! That 1” belt sander comes in handy a lot!!.............cheers, Jim

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

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Paul Bucalo

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#7 posted 07-15-2015 12:50 PM

Ivan, I am coming to appreciate your simple, robust tool designs. No-nonsense. Get the job done safely and effectively. You make it look so easy, too! :D

I would have liked to have seen some pictures of the inside of this; how the motor is secured and such. Will you be making any build tutorials or YouTube video on this?

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA

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#8 posted 07-15-2015 12:51 PM

Well done, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#9 posted 07-15-2015 01:23 PM

The price is right but I would like more pictures Ivan !
Sure could use one of these and would love to copy it .


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 07-15-2015 05:43 PM

ORIGINALLY. And I have that eternally the nails erased. LOL…...

-- Ganchik Sasha

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#11 posted 07-15-2015 06:48 PM

I will get spoonfed – this is my 5th project in a row in ‘Daily top 3’, (7th total).
Thanks everybody.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 07-16-2015 01:32 AM

You that build your own power tools have my everlasting respect. Another great job!

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

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#13 posted 07-16-2015 02:48 AM

You do some impressive work Ivan….nice job on the sander!!! Keep them coming buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Paul Bucalo

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#14 posted 07-16-2015 12:07 PM

Thanks for adding the extra pictures, Ivan. Now, could you take it apart completely and give us more pictures of its construction?

Just kidding!!!! Hahahah!

You make things so simple. Hat off to you. :)

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA

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#15 posted 07-17-2015 12:40 AM

Nice build Ivan. This will be one of my future builds.

Thanks for posting.

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