Improved sander

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Project by erkkki posted 11-30-2009 01:10 PM 3746 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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#1 posted 11-30-2009 03:07 PM

Neat idea!

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#2 posted 11-30-2009 03:08 PM

Great idea, thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 11-30-2009 04:17 PM

Here’s my blog from some time ago; it shows the cutout that holds the sander for guys that want to do this.


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#4 posted 11-30-2009 04:39 PM

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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#5 posted 11-30-2009 04:53 PM

good idea.

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#6 posted 11-30-2009 05:40 PM

Very cool idea!

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#7 posted 11-30-2009 07:08 PM

nice idea

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#8 posted 12-01-2009 12:50 AM


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?



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#9 posted 12-01-2009 12:59 AM

Looks good Eric

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#10 posted 12-01-2009 01:39 AM

great idea…thanks

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