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1-2 inch sander

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Project by ezek1el posted 03-02-2016 06:31 PM 13893 views 18 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this sander after seeing the one from Geekwoodworker. I had this 1/3 hp motor in my shop and didnt know what to do with it. It was a fun project as there is not a lot involved in this sander. The hardest part was probably crowning the wheel. I used the table saw to turn the big wheel and my slot mortiser to turn the small wheel. It works great and i made it so i can use it with 1 and 2 inch wide sanding band.





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#1 posted 03-02-2016 06:42 PM

Nice build. I need to build one of these myself. I like that you can use 1 or 2 inch paper.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 03-02-2016 06:49 PM

That’s very cool Ezek. Well done.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 03-02-2016 08:16 PM

that is very cool! Are there plans?

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#4 posted 03-02-2016 08:49 PM

Looking good. Now just some nice general green paint and a fancy light switch and it will be perfect. Well more perfect then it already is.

Good one.

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#5 posted 03-02-2016 09:01 PM

nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 03-02-2016 09:03 PM

I bet it’s functional, but sure it’s good looking too. I like the idea with two heels.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 03-02-2016 10:53 PM

Nicely done!
I am POSITIVE that you will use it often!
I bet it is better than any of the cheapies for narrow belt! would be.

I have a 1/2 inch H-F portable (is a modified 4” grinder that uses a very narrow short belt that swivels so you can get it into odd spots) that we bought for just one job and end up using it a lot more than I thought that I would when I bought it!

-- just rjR

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#8 posted 03-03-2016 12:11 AM

Where do you get the belts? Do you use a separate belt guide (backing plate) for the 2 ” belt?

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#9 posted 03-03-2016 12:40 AM

Looks great

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#10 posted 03-03-2016 12:44 AM



Where do you get the belts? Do you use a separate belt guide (backing plate) for the 2 ” belt?

- dougsshop


I got the belts at busy bee tool and I do have a separate 2 inch back plate

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#11 posted 03-03-2016 12:47 AM

Are there plans?

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#12 posted 03-03-2016 12:53 AM



Are there plans?

- dougsshop


No I just made it from an picture that I saw and I bought the belt to get the dimension. I would provide plans if I had some.

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#13 posted 03-03-2016 02:29 AM

handy dandy sander. everyone needs one.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 03-03-2016 02:34 AM

Very nice work, looks very good. I need one of these you better start making plans.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 03-03-2016 02:47 AM

could you sketch some of the key characteristics?

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