Shop Made Oscillating Spindle Sander

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Project by corydoras posted 778 days ago 7305 views 41 times favorited 23 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 778 days ago

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

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#2 posted 778 days ago

Wow this is amazing ,great job Cory.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 778 days ago

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 778 days ago

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 778 days ago

Very nice work. Clever design

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#6 posted 778 days ago

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

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#7 posted 778 days ago

Wonderful, I wish I could build such one.

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#8 posted 778 days ago

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 778 days ago


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 778 days ago

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.:)


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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 777 days ago

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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Mark Gipson

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#12 posted 777 days ago

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 777 days ago

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 777 days ago

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 777 days ago

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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