|Project by GaryK||posted 12-16-2009 04:42 AM||3573 views||15 times favorited||16 comments|
This is so simple I know that it has to have been done before.
It’s kind of a pain lining up the holes on a Random Orbital Sander. I just took a 6” square piece of wood, drilled 4, 3/8” holes lined up using a disk and glued in some dowels. The dowels have been rounded at the top. They stick up about 3/4”.
Just put on a disk loop side up, lower the sander, rotate it a little until the holes line up (helped by the rounded pegs) lower it all the way and you have perfectly lined up disk.
Another cool thing it that you can stack up more than one disk in order of grit size. I show 8 disks but I only add 4 at a time since the top disk will stick before the holes are lined up. Great for working your way through the grits.
You could make one for 5 hole disks and for Festool disks also whatever they have.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX