|Project by EMVarona||posted 08-11-2011 12:56 PM||4127 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
I thought of mounting the belt sander on a fix base when smoothening off shapes, miter cuts, and squaring off small pieces. For this particular brand and model of belt sander it’s simple since the sanding surface is perfectly 90 degrees in relation to the table top when positioned on its side. In the first photo, the round hole insures that ventilation is unhampered. The sander is held steady in place by two screws and wing nuts (pic 3). A separate board is clamped next to the sanding surface. For the moment I use movable guides clamped on the board. The rounded end of the belt (shown in pic 5) is just perfect of sanding curves. With the appropriate jigs and tool holders it can also serve as a sharpener.
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