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if you dont have a widebelt or drum sander and want to make your wood perfectly flat try using a rectangular sander . the problem with round sanders is you can tilt and dive at angles into the wood but with a 9×11 piece of mdf on a buffer conected with velcro when it spins it wont let you tilt therefore it sands flat and works great for large surfaces such as my floor at home and with 120 0r 100 grit sandpaper contact cemented onto the mdf you can change the paper by delaminating it with laquer thinner and it removes stock very fast and then i orbit with 150 to take out the swirl marks. i have used it on large tables and it works great, the only down side is dust. but give it a try and you will be impressed on how well it works.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.





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Wolffarmer

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 04:44 PM

Nice idea.

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 04:55 PM

Amazing concept.

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 04:59 PM

good tip

thanks

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 05:28 PM

That looks painful!

-- Have a great day.

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 06:16 PM

Wow does that look scary ,all those corners spinning around, but if it works it works.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 07:24 PM

it could be painfull but it hasnt got me yet. i want to take some magnesium tooling plate and make it 11×11 round and then on the bottom champher it to 9×11 so it is rectangular on the bottom and use psa paper or velcro backed paper for easy changing. the paper does last a long time and it sands so flat that when i check the surface with my starrett straight edge there are no gaps. it lets you know when your tilting and makes a tap tap tap sound where as if it was round it would make no noise and then just dive at an angle into the wood. if you try to tilt it to much it will beat it hard on the corners and make you go back to flat.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 07:52 PM

Great idea

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 02-06-2012 01:19 AM

Definitely wouldn’t pass OSHA standards, but if it works who cares. Good idea.

-- Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. -Henry Ford

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#9 posted 02-06-2012 01:46 AM

OSHA be damned, I like it.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#10 posted 02-06-2012 02:34 AM

http://youtu.be/Ml5Sg-Lpe_M

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vonhagen

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#11 posted 02-06-2012 02:35 AM

click on the youtube link above and watch a demo of it

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 02-06-2012 03:43 AM

Impressive invention. I would have thought it would fling that board off. Guess that’s why you use a buffer rather than a high speed grinder huh? I made a power horse groomer from a buffer and could easily convert it to one of these. A good tip.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 07-19-2012 10:58 PM

Just started hand scraping our 60 year old oak floors, gonna be awhile!

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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