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ADJUSTEBLE RADIUS HAND SANDER

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Project by kiefer posted 731 days ago 4182 views 41 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new radius sander .
The construction is a very simple process and made from stuff I already had.
A 3×21 belt
A cut to size hand saw blade
A piece of cork
A hold down screw from a mitre saw
A shaped block of hardwood threaded for hold down screw and finger grips.

First use and results.
Rough Cut 2×4 spruce cut with a 4 tpi skip tooth at fast feed rate and sanded smooth with 120 gr. belt .
I am satisfied with the result ,fast and a very smooth curve to the touch
Comments and critiques welcome

-- Kiefer 松





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Tyler

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#1 posted 731 days ago

Great idea! It sure looks like it does a good job.

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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SebLolo

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#2 posted 731 days ago

Very clever idea !

I’ll do one !!

Thx for sharing kiefer

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 731 days ago

That is some smart thinking for a good idea. You send send it in to some of the woodworking publications for their Woodworking Tips section. They usually give you a really nice tool if they use it in their publication.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Oldtool

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#4 posted 731 days ago

Very ingenious. Great use of materials on hand. Woodworkers not only make the box, but they think out side it better than anyone else.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Kevin

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#5 posted 731 days ago

Great design, very smart.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 731 days ago

very clever

-- 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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a1Jim

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#7 posted 731 days ago

Very cool great idea.

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bigike

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#8 posted 731 days ago

Very simple but effective.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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markswoodcraft

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#9 posted 731 days ago

Dude thats genius!

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Jim Finn

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#10 posted 731 days ago

very clever! I expect to see one like that offered for sale soon.

-- In God We Trust

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 731 days ago

I’m putting you in for a promotion! Senior tool maker! Nice work!!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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jbschutz

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#12 posted 731 days ago

This may not be quite as handy and useful as the two-in-one whistle and beer opener, but still quite clever. I gotta make me one of these. Thanks, buddy.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 731 days ago

Kiefer, that is a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go!!..............Jim

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

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jaykaypur

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#14 posted 731 days ago

A great tool and easy to make. Thanks.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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shipwright

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#15 posted 731 days ago

HEY…. That works!!

Good one Kiefer.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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