|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-01-2016 02:21 AM||2054 views||10 times favorited||42 comments|
I have wanted a horizontal sander for a long time in order to contour sand with the grain instead of across it like on my vertical belt sander. I would prefer an oscillating one but this Harbor Freight one was on sale in December so I bought it with the intention of doing something like this with it. I did not want the disc sander, but since it is there and also running, I made a provision to use them both.
This was a design as you go project using plywood construction – glued and nailed in position. I made several designs and decided on this one with a piano hinge for the pivot and a U shaped swing down bar for the support when it is up. The table for the disc sander has to come off when I tilt it up so I made a storage place for it and the 2 wrenches.
The last shot shows the steel swing down lift arm that I made using the location where the vertical table is mounted since I won’t use it any more. It make it much easier to lift the whole thing with an arm out away from the center of mass.
It is made from maple solid and plywood and finished with shellac.
I will make a stand for it on wheels so I can move it in and out of the way.
Here are a few build shots:
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