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Stationay Belt Sander Edge Sanding Jigs

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Since my stationary belt sander lacks of vertical support to sand edges, I came up with these two jigs for my 6” X 48” stationnary belt sander. The horizontal jig used for long stock clamps to my drill press table while the vertical jig, for shorter stock, clamps to the tool shelf.

On both the skew angle keeps the belt as cool as possible, even the wear and reduce resin clogs. My jigs are made out of 3/4” MDF, except for the triangle sides of the horizontal support, which are made out of 5/16” HDF that I had on hand.

To get perfect results, the jigs must be at 90° from the sanding belt.

As you can imagine, now edge sanding is a pleasure in my workshop, particularly on thin stock.

More photos and details are available from my blog (above links).

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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





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kiefer

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#1 posted 1045 days ago

Great idea SERGE
Putting supports at an angle is going to help with heat and use up the belt more evenly .
I like and keep the good stuff coming.

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 1045 days ago

There’s no end to your inventive nature , my friend : ) Thank you once again !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1045 days ago

Great idea!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1045 days ago

Serge you have done it again! Great job! I might have to use this idea! Thx

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

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toyguy

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#5 posted 1045 days ago

This is a great idea…...... and one I can see myself using in the very near future.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Brett

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#6 posted 1045 days ago

Another great idea!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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Time2beupinAZ

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#7 posted 1044 days ago

Very nice idea.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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Diggerjacks

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#8 posted 1044 days ago

Hello Serge
Again and again and again and ….. another good idea
Again and again and again and ….... well done as usual
Your mind is really fertile

Thanks for sharing

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 1044 days ago

awesome idea Serge

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

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mafe

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#10 posted 1044 days ago

Great Serge,
That is really usefull, I have only a hand version but with a table mount it could be done.
Hope you are fine my friend.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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