|Project by TedM||posted 04-05-2012 09:36 AM||4359 views||20 times favorited||11 comments|
Here’s a disk sander that I recently made for my lathe that works really great!
I don’t use a disk sander all that often but it’s certainly nice to have access to one when I do need one so I decided to build one as a lathe attachment. This way, I’m not taking up valuable shop floor space or have the expense that I would with a stand alone disk sander. When this unit is not in use I can throw it on a shelf, under a bench or hang it on a wall out of the way until I need it. Setting it up consists of screwing the disk on to the lathe spindle and clamping the table onto the bed of the lathe – it only takes a few minutes.
I made the disk and the table from plywood and the faceplate out of Maple. So that I can easily add and remove different grit sanding disks I incorporated SIA’s Siaklett Disc system, which uses a handy hook and loop method to adhere the sanding disk.
If you’d like to make your own I have more photos and instructions here:
Hope this helps! Any questions, please ask.
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