Shop Made Oscillating Spindle Sander

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Project by corydoras posted 07-06-2012 01:41 PM 15531 views 45 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting a OSS for a long time, but never made the purchase, since low end OSS are not available here in Norway.
I could never justify spending 800usd on a OSS.
Then it is of to the pile in the corner of the shop to get some parts to build one

Here are some pictures of the build for those who have not read the blog.
I think this sollution of posting projects are more down my alley than blogging. But we will se on the next projects. Here it is, and there are some more text to be read on the blog here and here

A dry run video:

And a short video of it in use:

Best reg

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 02:23 PM

good golly you are clever..very nifty machine. congrats on the build

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 02:24 PM

Wow this is amazing ,great job Cory.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 02:27 PM

Very nice build & well thought machine. On top of that, it really works.
I like this type of project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 02:36 PM

Man, you’re too smart for me to copy. it sure is cool, though.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 02:41 PM

Very nice work. Clever design

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 02:52 PM

Not only smart design, but looks professional too. Nice job.

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 03:40 PM

Wonderful, I wish I could build such one.

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#8 posted 07-06-2012 04:36 PM

I’d never guess it’s a shop built unit from its outside looks! Congrats mate :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#9 posted 07-06-2012 06:35 PM


Really well done


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 07-06-2012 07:26 PM

WOW, after seeing some of your guys projects, I think I`ll stick to machine building, and let you guys handle the fine woodworking:)

Thank you: michelletwo, a1Jim, woodworm, Bertha, SPHinTampa, crank49, syeret, Sodabowski and Jamie Speirs
The nice comments inspire to make more woodworking machinery.
And I have a couple ideas in the back of my head.
Again thanx for the nice comments everybody.:)


-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<

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#11 posted 07-06-2012 08:16 PM

That is a cool way to build one. you’ll appreciate it more because you made it your self!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 07-07-2012 12:05 AM

Looks great. I haven’t seen an OSS at any price here in Thailand so I might have to copy this myself sometime.

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#13 posted 07-07-2012 01:09 AM

Could you please post information on the gear ratios, or source the type of motor.

Anyone can make a suggestion….

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#14 posted 07-07-2012 03:50 AM

Very sharp Cory, nicely executed. I agree, you would never know it was shop made to look at it.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#15 posted 07-07-2012 03:59 AM

I’ll build a LOT of things/tools, but not an OSS. Nice job on yours though.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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