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Project by Bricofleur posted 1625 days ago 4985 views 23 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having to sand curved rails while building my kitchen hutches, I came up with the idea of making this portable edge sander. I started with the idea of using a cheap 2200 RPM variable speeds electric drill and a drum sanding kit from Lee Valley. Easy to built with scraps, two hose clips, few screws and two dowels.

It works great!

To see all steps and details, check my website “click here”.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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Peter Knight

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#1 posted 1625 days ago

that is a nifty idea you have there. I’m going to have to file this one away just in case!
Thanks for sharing.

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miles125

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#2 posted 1625 days ago

I have a similar soultion for when i need an edgesander to take in the field. Just a cradle i made to set my belt sander in. LIke your idea too!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#3 posted 1625 days ago

very creative device… I like the portability factor you get with it….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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patron

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#4 posted 1625 days ago

hey serge ,
this is great .

real wordless workshop !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1625 days ago

Looks great Serge. It makes me feel guilty I have a portable oscillating sander setting in a box used once to test it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#6 posted 1625 days ago

Nicely done, Serge!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 1625 days ago

Very ingenius!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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kerflesss

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#8 posted 1625 days ago

Great idea!

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nmkidd

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#9 posted 1625 days ago

Ingenious…....works good and didn’t hurt the pocketbook!!..... Great job

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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RexMcKinnon

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#10 posted 1625 days ago

cool idea

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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RandyMarine

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#11 posted 1625 days ago

I saw this same plan in I think it was popular woodworking last week, I was going to build one myself…

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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woody57

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#12 posted 1624 days ago

This is a great idea. I wonder if a router would work, or would it turn to fast. Just a thought.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Bricofleur

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#13 posted 1624 days ago

Sanding with a router? Definitely too fast, burn marks would be assured.

By the way, I bought a cheap drill at Walmart and it is dedicated to this jig. Hung one the wall, it is ready to go at any time.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Akira_s_back

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#14 posted 1369 days ago

Just copy this

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steliart

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#15 posted 1258 days ago

great idea

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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