|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-15-2017 10:44 PM||903 views||5 times favorited||27 comments|
I was given a full box of 3×24 Klingspor sanding belts and I don’t have a sander that size. I tried to sell them on line for a few months but found no one interested. Then I saw Mads’ project( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/143930 ) for a sanding block using a sanding belt and so I made a couple of them…one for here and one for the Az shop. I used a 2×4 and cut it to 3” wide and put a 1/2” wide slot in the back cut at 2 degrees taper. I made 1/2” oak wedges with the same taper on them and make them to fit so that they stick out a bit on both sides when tight. I routed grooves in both side for gripping areas. You just need to tap the wedge on the bench to tighten or loosen.
They are finished with Danish oil. Thanks for the idea, Mads!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!