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Belt/disk sander mobile cabinet....!!

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Project by Rick Dennington posted 02-21-2017 06:09 PM 2598 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I never liked the metal stand and mobile base that came with the sander when I bought it 20+ years ago. The stand had too much flare, and the mobile base made to big of a “footprint”. So, when other projects were caught up, it was time to make a new stand…I wanted it smaller, mobile, made of plywood, and have a couple of drawers, and be able to move it around, if necessary….

Materials….. (1) 3/4” Birch ply. (2) 1/2” birch ply. (3) 2 pair of 14” ball bearing slides. (4) 4-2” locking casters. (5) Birch Iron-on to cover the raw plywood edges. (6) 4-3” bolts, washers, and nuts.
Parts: (1) 2 sides 3/4” x 14 1/2” x 28 7/8” w/ 3/4” dados, and 1/4” rabbits. (2) Top: 1/1/2” thick x 14 1/2” x 21” long, w 2 braces under the top for support. (3) Bottom: 3/4” x 14 1/2” x 21”. (4) Back: 1/4” x 20 3/4” x 28 7/8” Birch ply for back panel. (5) 4- 3/4” x 4’ x 4” for mounting casters. (6) 2- drawers- 1/2” x 3/1/4” x 19 5/16”. (7) Drawer overlays: Cut to size and length.

Cut the fronts and backs of the drawers
Sides: 1/2” x 3 1/4” x 13 1/2”
After the drawers are made, and the bottom panel is installed, mount the drawer slides to the inside of the carcuss, and the other part to the drawer. Install the overlay drawer fronts. I used an 1/8” spacer for the reveal around the drawers. Sanded all the parts, and put on the drawer pulls…Installed the casters, put in the drawers, and applied 2 coats of tung oil before mounting the sander…I added a piece to the bottom of the front of the cabinet 3/4” x 6 1/4” x 21 3/4” just for asthetics, and to make a bin for stuff…!! After all that was done, I cleaned up the sander, and mounted it to the cabinet w/ bolts, washers, and nuts.
Plugged it in, and made sure it was good to go, checked the belt for tracking, and it’s ready….Filled the drawer with a new belt, disk, eraser, and parts….It’s ready to use, and it runs pretty darn smooth for a 20 year old sander…...Thanks for looking….

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!





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Alongiron

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#1 posted 02-21-2017 06:14 PM

Rick

That is a nice cabinet. I can see you put much thought and effort into it!

Great project!!

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 02-21-2017 06:17 PM

Great job, looks great and functional. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 02-21-2017 07:07 PM

Hi guys,

Thanks Steve and Ken for the nice comments….I’m glad you like it….

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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#4 posted 02-21-2017 11:52 PM

Looks great (as expected).

-- Joe

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 02-21-2017 11:57 PM

Hi Joe,

I haven’t heard from you in a long time….Didn’t know if you were still on LJs or not…..Thanks for the nice comment…..

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 02-22-2017 12:01 AM

By the way everyone,

I forgot to mention in my description of the cabinet, that I built it about 1 month ago..I just decided to add it to my arsenal on my projects page…..

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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rockmolsen

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#7 posted 02-22-2017 01:15 AM

Rick,

Real nice. I to seem to be on a shop improvement also. How much time would you say you had in this?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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dawsonbob

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#8 posted 02-22-2017 01:26 AM

That’s a nice — and useful — cabinet, Rick.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 02-22-2017 01:37 AM

Rick,

I’m not real sure exactly, but the plywood I already had on hand for some time in the shop. The highest expense were the BB slides, which were about $16-17 a pair, and the drawer pulls, which were old screen door handles, ab out $2.00 a piece. The iron-on trim was about $8.00 for a 25 ft. roll. That’s about $50.00 in parts, and about the same in wood….Close to $100.00, I’d say…You might get by for less. Thanks again for the kudos on the project…I appreciate it a bunch.

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 02-22-2017 01:40 AM

dawsonBob,

Thanks pal….You always have good things to say about all our projects….And yes, it has become very useful since I made it….Sure beats the old metal stand and mobile base…..

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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SnowyRiver

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#11 posted 02-22-2017 01:52 AM

Great job Rick….looks fantastic. How come you aren’t out in the boat?

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Rick Dennington

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#12 posted 02-22-2017 03:21 AM

Hi Wayne,

Man, I haven’t heard from you in a coon’s age…..I thought you dropped off the earth…!! Didn’t know if you were still a member or not….Thanks for the nice comment on the project…..Yea….I’m still around here doing my thing…!! I’ll be in the boat come next month….Heading to Texas/ Louisiana for some bass fishing…..Keep in touch, and don’t be a stranger…!!

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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MustacheMike

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#13 posted 02-22-2017 11:01 AM

Nice!!!

-- You can trust Mike -" because I will never pull your stash!" See my show weekly at Stumpynubs.com

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Rick Dennington

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#14 posted 02-22-2017 01:48 PM

Thanks MustacheMike,

I appreciate it….!! It was a fun, but necessary project…!!

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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artsyfartsy

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#15 posted 02-22-2017 02:27 PM

Excellent workmanship Rick, I thought you’d get a top prize for it though.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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