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Project by Bricofleur posted 1075 days ago 3707 views 22 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by JamesVavra’s project, I finally made my own lathe disk sander. Fun, easy and straight forward to build, this is a great addition to my workshop. I already made a stand alone disk sander, but since my lathe is not often used, a ready-to-go finer grit sander will be welcome in my arsenal.

All construction details and pictures can be found on this page of my blog.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 1075 days ago

Hello Serge

Another beautiful idea from your mind and well done as each time

I will test one on my lathe

Wait and see….........

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Knothead62

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#2 posted 1075 days ago

Just what I need! Another project! I was thinking of converting one end of a belt sander/grinder to a disk sander. Now, I have enough scrap to make one for the lathe. Thanks for sharing the idea and the great pictures.

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Michael Wilson

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#3 posted 1075 days ago

Gotta love tool conversion projects like this.

My favorite thing to make is more stuff to help me make stuff. :-)

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Roger

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#4 posted 1075 days ago

you’re a genious. very nice gr8 idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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ChuckM

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#5 posted 1075 days ago

Another shop-made tool, Serge. That’s jumbo sander. Where do you get your sanding disc?

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Bricofleur

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#6 posted 1075 days ago

Thank you all for your comments. It’s a great addition in my shop. I can’t wait to see yours. Some may come up with nicer models and/or with great options.

@ChuckM: I get my sanding discs from my local tool retailer. They hold each and every brands, sizes, shapes, types, etc.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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mafe

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#7 posted 1073 days ago

Clever!
I use my disc sander all the time, a real favorite tool.
I use these Velcro type discs, but I think they are not stabile enough, so once I have used my stock I will change for flat back glue on versions.
The Velcro has a thickness and this makes it flex up to a mm, then it really do not help to have a perfectly flat disc and a nice tool… Sometimes invention is not for the better…
Hope you are fine my innovative friend,
Mads

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

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Bricofleur

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#8 posted 1073 days ago

Thank you brother, I mean Mads!

I looked at you and adopted the way you seem to approch your work. So I decided to lower the scale of my projects. Doing so, I don’t need as much energy as for larger project.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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mafe

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#9 posted 1073 days ago

Serge brother,

This I choose to take as a compliment, that you lowered the scale… I hope it was not the standard we talk about – laugh here.
Yes I try to stay in a small scale while I learn, it has one big advantage – it’s not the end of the world when we fail. I just did so this evening failed, broke the piece in two and made a new, in that way I learned from the mistake and got more practice with the tools, no harm done.

Yes life is all about focus, and when we remember it is so wonderful that it is almost hard to believe.

Best thoughts to you,
Mads

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

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JamesVavra

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#10 posted 1072 days ago

Nicely done! And excellent documentation of the build on your blog. The main thing I did differently was to cut out the disc using a router on a trammel arm – then I had a ready-made dust collection shroud in the off cut.

James

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