|Project by ProbablyLost||posted 11-05-2009 11:01 PM||8754 views||55 times favorited||34 comments|
I built this sander about 6 months ago but just now got around to posting it. I looked at the few that were already on this site and took some of their ideas and I found a book at the local library that was printed in the 60’s that had plans for shop made tools and used a little from each. I wanted a sander that was wider than Blake’s or Yorkshire Stewarts, but didn’t have a huge motor. I ended up using a harbor fright 3/4 hp grinder ($29) and making the drum 18” long. it has worked great! I wish I had built it years ago. I painted the dust hood and planned on painting the base in the same red paint, I just never got around to it. I realized I didn’t include a pic of the bolt that adjust the height of the table. The back of the table is attached by a piano hinge. I also used a swith off of a old router table to turn it on and off. I hope the new pic explains a little better.