|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-07-2010 06:33 AM||5137 views||11 times favorited||23 comments|
This is a crude prototype of a potentially new machine.
I’m making these 6 piece trivets from cedar and the halves are just not perfect enough to glue together. I was thinking of straightening the edge with the jointer, but half of the pieces are end grain and I’m afraid it would blow out the trailing edge if I did that. I needed something gentle to joint it straight and square with the surface that would take off the bare minimum. I got this brainstorm after looking at all the tools in my shop and thought that spindle sander could do the job and that it did- Very Well..
As with a jointer, I lined the outfeed table flush to the sanding drum. I made the infeed table offset by the thickness of a piece of paper- so it sanded off about .004” per pass. Most pieces took one pass some took two and I was done with 8 pieces.
Try this on your spindle sander. You’ll find a whole new use for it . You have to feed it slow to make the surface smooth without ripples.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!