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Project by rogerxue posted 10-10-2016 09:55 PM 1558 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know it’s not a typical wood project, but it’s a very useful wood belt sander, don’t you think?

detailed blog about how I made it here:

http://rogerxue-eim.blogspot.com/2016/06/2x72-belt-grinder.html





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 10-10-2016 10:52 PM

Wow. That’s pretty slick. Nice job !

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Mork

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#2 posted 10-10-2016 11:08 PM

Very nice! I made a simple 2-wheel sander for metal a while back. It’s amazing how useful they are.

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wcp

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#3 posted 10-11-2016 01:06 AM

I like your design. Will be interested in how the wheels hold up. I’ve been wanting to build a 2×72 belt grinder but the cost of wheels have been holding me back from building one. Nice build.

wcp

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#4 posted 10-11-2016 04:39 AM

Definately useful in every workshop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 10-11-2016 10:47 AM

Nice!

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#6 posted 10-11-2016 12:02 PM

Very nice. Where do you purchase your belts? I have gotten some from a (un-named source). After 20-25 go-a-rounds they come appart at rhe seam. Talk about a wake up call. Please let me know.

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#7 posted 10-11-2016 01:25 PM

Very nice, well engineered and done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 10-11-2016 01:51 PM

That looks like a solid build (must weigh a ton 8^)!

Is that controller next to the base (first picture) part of the sander? Variable speed? CNC? 8^)

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bobasaurus

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#9 posted 10-11-2016 03:44 PM

Great job, I’ve wanted one for ages to grind knives and tools.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#10 posted 10-11-2016 04:28 PM

Very nice build! Can we get a close-up and some details about your tracking mechanism? I’d love to have one of these in my shop!

-- Dennis, WV

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#11 posted 10-11-2016 05:26 PM

That’s a nice looking rig. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#12 posted 10-12-2016 03:43 AM

Well done machine and the welds look good too.

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#13 posted 10-12-2016 09:40 PM

That’s one serious piece of kit you’ve build sir…so much stronger than anything one might consider to purchase from the store….WELL DONE!!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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