Disk Sander with sliding table

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Project by Vagabond55 posted 11-23-2010 07:52 AM 5748 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wondering if a sliding table works well with a disk sander.
One of the reason of my previous project ( Jigsaw table with the bearing guide)
is to cut out this disk. I have salvaged the most of the parts of this project from
a junk yard nearby. The table is made of the shelf of a rusted cabinet.
The motor is from a broken lawn edger.
As shown in the photo, the sample is square and flush enough.
While compared with an induction motor this one makes much noise and less power
the performance is satisfactory for me.

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 10:59 AM

Very neat project.

The table is well sized, the table being too small is often a problem with disc sanders. Not so here. As long as you keep an eye on brush wear your motor should be OK as well.

By the way, how do you change the sanding disc?

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

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 11:43 AM

Interesting project!

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

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 12:06 PM

Looks like it works to me. Good going!

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 01:39 PM

A sliding table is a great idea!

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 03:04 PM

Neat project

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 03:17 PM

Super Idea..

Question… How did mount your disc to the motor? Thanks.

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#7 posted 11-23-2010 03:34 PM

good job

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#8 posted 11-23-2010 05:51 PM

I like it! Thanks.

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#9 posted 11-24-2010 02:56 AM

Hi Brit and Paul,,
I have replaced the last two photos so that you can look at how the disc can be replaced.
The disk consists of two platters, one is attached to the driving shaft with
flange, the other platter is stacked with 4 screws thru from the back side of the platter.
4 insertion nuts are buried into the front platter from back side so that the front surface of
the platter can be flawless(no holes on the sanding surface). I hope this can be the answer to your questions.

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#10 posted 11-24-2010 09:50 AM

Thats clear now, thanks.

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

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