|Project by Rich99||posted 10-26-2009 08:00 AM||6873 views||15 times favorited||10 comments|
I have a 6×48” belt sander, and when i try to use it to chamfer the corner of anything, I often get an uneven chamfer on it, coz my ability to visualize the angle is not what it should be, and also, without equal pressure across the width of the angle causes one end to have a thicker cut than the other.
So, I built this jig to clamp onto the sander, and be able to set my workpiece into it, and then apply pressure until the sanding belt does its job.
The jig has an adjustable ‘throat’ so i can change the thickness of the chamfer. Of the two 45 degree angle throat plates, one is Masonite and the other is 3/4” and is adjusted by way of wing nuts.
The jig is fitted to the width of the casting of the sander, and i use clamps on opposite corners to attach it to the sander. Works real slick.
(Pictures of the jig in use to follow.)
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