Sander Shelf

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Project by jerrells posted 770 days ago 2669 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been needing a sander for my shop for some time. However the problem was where to put it. After some consideration I decided to build a full extension shelf into the workbench. The slides are rated to hold the weight of the sander and it seems stable when test sanding. I had to modify the top rail of the bench (picture 1) but reinforced it from the back side so I did not loose any stability. This unit has a dust port on the back side and I just need to get a elbow to fit it and my vac. to use it. I think this will solve a lot of problems and be very useful.

The shelf is made from oak plywood and I trimmed it in oak on three sides. Several coats of spray varnish for looks.

Thanks for looking.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#1 posted 769 days ago

Nicely done!

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Nate Meadows

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#2 posted 769 days ago

I agree, very nicely done!


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#3 posted 769 days ago

nicely done should work well for you … nice clamp rack btw

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 769 days ago

That looks awesome! Great job Jerrell!


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