Yet another Shopmade 12" Disk Sander

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Project by Bricofleur posted 05-19-2011 02:43 AM 6393 views 31 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As mentioned in my previous post on making a 12’‘ disk sander, here are pictures from a similar 12” disk sander I made few years ago for a friend of mine. Different or similar? This one was entirely made out of 3/4’’ thick MDF, including the disk.

More pictures on this page of my blog.



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#1 posted 05-19-2011 02:53 AM

Good machine very useful and easy to do, congratulations.

-- Brazjuca guarapari Brasil. All worth it when the soul is not small. (Fernando Pessoa)

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#2 posted 05-19-2011 04:39 AM

I have a spare motor. Now I think I can put it to good use. Thanks for posting.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 05:39 PM

Great Idea! thanks!

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#4 posted 05-22-2011 01:38 AM

You have done it again!
You are going to love that one.
Creative, now add a t-track so you can use the mitre from the tablesaw.
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 05-22-2011 01:42 AM

great tool serge

i keep seeing a tilting table
in it yet

shouldn’t be to hard
maybe keep this one for square
and a cut away one for angles

just a thought

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 05-22-2011 02:04 AM

@Mads: I already love that one (I mean the female friend for who I built this disk sander few years ago) :-)

@patron: I have in mind an auxilliary tilting table that will be used on the disk sander as well as my drill press. Thanks for stopping by.



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#7 posted 06-09-2011 12:01 AM

I have a motor in the garage, was wondering what I could do with it, now I know….thanks

-- Michael, N.Ireland

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#8 posted 02-28-2012 01:06 PM

I made one about like that, made a closed box on the bottom, to give me a place to stick a vacuum hose. It sure tosses the dust otherwise.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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