|Project by interpim||posted 12-20-2011 10:47 PM||4303 views||28 times favorited||18 comments|
So, I have been wanting a sander to fine-tune joints etc, and haven’t been able to justify spending as much as the retail ones cost.
So, I decided I could put my midi-lathe to work as a dual purpose tool.
Basically it’s a simple box dadoed together and fitted around the bed of my lathe, with a strip down the center to act as a stop at the headstock side of the lathe. I turned a 9” circle out of MDF and put some self adhesive velcro to it to attach sanding pads to.
I’ve only tested it out, but it works pretty well, and best of all, it’s variable speed.
-- San Diego, CA