Shopmade Portable Edge Sander

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Project by Bricofleur posted 02-08-2010 05:49 AM 6192 views 22 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”.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 05:56 AM

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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#2 posted 02-08-2010 06:00 AM

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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#3 posted 02-08-2010 06:14 AM

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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#4 posted 02-08-2010 06:18 AM

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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#5 posted 02-08-2010 06:22 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 06:32 AM

Nicely done, Serge!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#7 posted 02-08-2010 07:28 AM

Very ingenius!

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

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#8 posted 02-08-2010 09:18 AM

Great idea!

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#9 posted 02-08-2010 03:46 PM

Ingenious… 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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#10 posted 02-08-2010 04:15 PM

cool idea

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

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#11 posted 02-08-2010 05:01 PM

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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#12 posted 02-09-2010 04:09 AM

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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#13 posted 02-09-2010 06:50 PM

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.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#14 posted 10-22-2010 05:10 PM

Just copy this

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#15 posted 02-10-2011 12:27 AM

great idea

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

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