|Project by ChunkyC||posted 06-15-2010 12:48 AM||9392 views||31 times favorited||11 comments|
I made a 12 disc sander like Jeff’s. See his here Jeff's Disc Sander.
I made a few changes to the original; I had a 1/2 sheet of 3/4 Baltic Birch Plywood that I used instead of the MDF the plans called for, it has a screw that acts a stop for the table to rest at 90 degrees (see picture 2), I added a length of 2” PVC pipe to get the dust collection connection back were I can get to it (see picture 3) and I used a quick disconnect bushing that I got from McMaster-Carr for somewhere around $7 instead of the “pulley” method in the plans.
My shop, like most ever other shop, has a limited amount of space. So I use the router table to set the sander on. This does two things for me, 1) I can use the dust collection from the fence for the sander and 2) I can use the start/stop switch for the router for the sander
I need a way to fasten the sander to the top as it tends to slide around. I’m thinking that I will make a bracket that will utilize the fence adjustments slots already in the top. I don’t have the finer points of that sorted out yet but I think it work just fine. It needs a light sanding and coat of polyurethane. Other than that, she’s ready for hard use.
This has got to be the simplest idea for a disc sander that I know of. I had difficulties getting the table installed in the correct position but the stop screw helped that out a lot. For the $14.00 that I spent tonight for (2) 80 grit sanding discs, this was a VERY affordable project. The store where I got the sanding disc has a Delta for sale for $229! If you have a spare 1/3 HP or larger motor laying around, this is an excellent use for it.
I’m thinking about adding laminate to the table top. Anyone have any cons to doing so?
Thanks for looking
-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135