|Project by Bricofleur||posted 10-11-2011 03:25 AM||4312 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
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).
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