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Project by mafe posted 06-24-2010 06:45 PM 4487 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Disc sander ‘upgrade’...
’Or simply a new fence for my disc sander’

I was tired of the little plastic fence that came with the sander, most of all because it was not all straight, and not all vertical, and not high enough… So plenty of reasons.

Simply build the new of plywood, and made it straight in all ways, so now I can sand more accurate.
I made it low in the back, so I can mount a higher front if needed (mounted from the back side), and also so it was possible to use the adjustment for the angel.

Hope it can be at some inspiration,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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mafe

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 06:48 PM

Perhaps I should upgrade the disc!!!
;-) MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 06-24-2010 06:50 PM

Hello Mafe

This a good idea

I think I will do a thing like that on my disc sander if you are Ok !!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 06:50 PM

LOL, Cool idea and yes the disc is looking a little old.

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

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Howie

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#4 posted 06-24-2010 07:09 PM

Now there is an idea I can use. Good one.

-- Life is good.

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stefang

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 07:14 PM

Looks good Mads. All of these improvements to frequently used tools really add up to increased efficiency and accuracy. It has really opened my eyes learning about fine tuning tools since I started woodworking. You seem to be very good at it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 06-24-2010 08:48 PM

great little upgrade Mads that will surely helps alot
and about the Disc change it to a classplate that will realy give you
a smooth surface on your projects…............LOL

Dennis

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mafe

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#7 posted 06-24-2010 09:03 PM

Hi guys:
Thank you for the comments.

Diggerjack-France: Yes naturally, I can perhaps borrow some inspiration from your drill press table.
Mike: Thank you, and yes I love to improve things, and as I say, I enjoy the process of making a workshop, so I’m in no hurry for ‘woodworkin’. too busy playing arround… ;-)
Dennis: I’m not patient enough, I usually even like to use a 60 paper…

Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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BritBoxmaker

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#8 posted 06-24-2010 10:53 PM

Simple and effective, MaFe. Great idea, good post

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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degoose

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#9 posted 06-24-2010 11:56 PM

Every little thing to make life easier.. yes sir might fine thinking…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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Skylark53

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#10 posted 06-24-2010 11:58 PM

Real good upgrade. Simple, but smart. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Houtje

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#11 posted 06-25-2010 05:46 AM

Good idea

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 06-25-2010 07:40 AM

another good upgrade

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docholladay

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#13 posted 06-25-2010 09:22 AM

I solved this problem by simply using the miter gauge from my tablesaw on my disc sander since the slot is the same on mine. However, I have had some tools with those cheap miter guage and I can see why you would want to improve it.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Jiri Parkman

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#14 posted 10-11-2010 09:58 AM

I’m going to build one. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jiri

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mafe

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#15 posted 10-11-2010 10:32 AM

Hi Jiri,
That makes me happy.
And thank you to the rest of you, I can see I forgot to answer here…
So nice, and fine work!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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