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Project by erkkki posted 1726 days ago 3071 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always had problems with sanding the edges.
They were not always beautiful, and exactly 90 degrees.
I took my own small belt sander and improved this.
I intend to change this setting so that work table can be moved above and below.
I do not have a good idea of how to do it now.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1726 days ago

Neat idea!

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Andrew

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#2 posted 1726 days ago

Great idea, thanks for sharing

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David

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#3 posted 1726 days ago

Here’s my blog from some time ago; it shows the cutout that holds the sander for guys that want to do this.
http://lumberjocks.com/Islandwoodworker/blog/4298

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tncraftsman

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#4 posted 1726 days ago

Nice jig!

Have you tried sanding with a piece of scrap next to your edge? This would help prevent the sander from rolling over the edges.

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hardwoodflooring

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#5 posted 1726 days ago

good idea.

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#6 posted 1726 days ago

Very cool idea!

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#7 posted 1726 days ago

nice idea

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Bricofleur

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#8 posted 1726 days ago

Erkkki,

Here’s an idea : Add a slanted bed, or change the supports of your actual bed, so workpieces will hit the belt across its width. Doing it, the belt won’t clog up easily and wear evenly. Clear enough?

Question: How do you hold down your belt sander so it won’t move?

Best,

Serge

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#9 posted 1726 days ago

Looks good Eric

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nmkidd

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#10 posted 1726 days ago

great idea…thanks

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