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Project by higtron posted 08-28-2011 11:58 PM 4244 views 37 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some pics of my lathe powered thicness sander and a video of it working http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGVBo1aruZQ

-- If I cut it too short I can scab a piece on, but if it's too long what do I do?





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stratiA

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#1 posted 08-29-2011 12:40 AM

damn it now I don’t have any excuses not to get a bigger lathe! great build and design.

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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WoodSparky

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#2 posted 08-29-2011 12:55 AM

You may have given a second life to my piece of junk Grizzly 1634 lathe. I got so tired replacing parts, I just bought a Powermatic, and glad I did.

I have not found anyone that I hate enough to sell it to, so it remains as a speed bump/ shelf.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#3 posted 08-29-2011 01:16 AM

That’s very clever mate! Very clever!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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higtron

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#4 posted 08-29-2011 01:52 AM

thanks for the comments guys here’s the thread of me making the sander http://lumberjocks.com/topics/29078

-- If I cut it too short I can scab a piece on, but if it's too long what do I do?

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USCJeff

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#5 posted 08-29-2011 02:57 AM

Nice one, likely will draw a lot of attention on the site. I’ve seen a ton of table saw powered sanders but don’t recall a lathe being used before. I can’t imagine my lathe (mini with extension) could handle it. I know I sure would love a drum sander as sanding sucks for lack of a better word.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#6 posted 08-29-2011 03:32 AM

Very nice !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Mike

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#7 posted 08-29-2011 05:46 AM

Now this is brilliant! I am tight on space and this would be a great build to combine tools. I love the fact that you don’t have to worry about the drum being centered since your using centers! I might change beef up the raise and lower rod so that there can’t be a twist, but still very cool! Great Job!

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.termitecrafts.com

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#8 posted 08-29-2011 05:48 AM

Really great idea! Good job on the build too.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 08-29-2011 01:18 PM

Doh! Having used my lathe motor in the making of my sander I now realise I could have kept the lathe. I like your ingenuity.

Great idea, two tools in one. Good post.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#10 posted 08-29-2011 02:20 PM

Love it!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 08-29-2011 06:57 PM

I keep thinking those sanders would take the wood and throw it but your video didn’t show you fighting it.

-- Jeff,

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#12 posted 08-30-2011 11:08 AM

Very cleaver to say the least. Well done.

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

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