Random Orbit Sander gone BAD

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Project by gbrown4 posted 01-14-2011 12:33 AM 3179 views 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks back I head out to my shop only to find it full of dust. I knew I cut some lumber the night before but the dust should of been settle by now. As I looked around I found my random ordbit sander buried in my work bench. It seemed a few mice thought my shop was warmer than the field and were running around. I had a framing square hanging above my sander and they must have knocked it off and brushed my sander thus turning it on. I know what you are thinking and NO I did not leave it on. Well I now have a patch in my top and a good story.

P.S. I think my RO sander got jealous because I just got a drum sander a few weeks earlier.


-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 12:36 AM

MDF also, there must of been fine dust every where.

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 12:54 AM

Did the mice turn off the sander when they were finished?

-- “And it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 12:59 AM

Wow the thing did not work its way off the bench before it sanded a hole in it?

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 01:00 AM

You have to laugh at the sequence of events that would cause this to happen. Funny at your expense. Then comes fixing the bench too.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 01:01 AM

Now you have a cupholder built in to your bench top.


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#6 posted 01-14-2011 01:24 AM

HAHAHAHA!! I had to laugh…...well it is funny. But I do hate that it messed up your bench. But like Kyle said, You now have a cup holder LOL

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#7 posted 01-14-2011 01:25 AM

Now you don’t see THAT every day !

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 01-14-2011 01:54 AM

Every once in a while something new comes along, sorry about your bench. I was going to say something witty but my mouse clicked on the post this comment button…................

-- Mel,

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#9 posted 01-14-2011 01:55 AM

Kyle is right, you’ve got a nice place to safely put your coffee mug :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#10 posted 01-14-2011 02:02 AM

Woodworking mice ? New member of LJ.

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 02:14 AM

Just when you think you have seen it all… Is the sander still working?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 01-14-2011 02:21 AM

I am at loss for words

-- Norman

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#13 posted 01-14-2011 02:22 AM

Heck! I want to know what brand of sandpaper you use that lasted long enough to sand its way through your bench top! Sorry to hear about the damage, but the patch will remind you forever of a rather funny story.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#14 posted 01-14-2011 02:24 AM

I guess the sander overheated and turned it self off. I emptied the dust collector, blew out the sander and it came right back on. Sad thing was, I just put a new 80 grit sanding disk on that night. It was probably the reason it did not move a lot.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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#15 posted 01-14-2011 02:42 AM

Well I’ll be…. thats pretty neat! First time I have ever seen that.

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