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Project by mIps posted 11-08-2012 09:00 PM 2545 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really don’t think of this as a “Project” but I thought I would post it as it might inspire someone else. What I did today was to make some spindles that I can then attach sandpaper to. Spindle sanding, away!
I used a hole saw to cut out 4 holes from some fairly soft wood (not sure what it was but the dust was gummy). I then drilled out the center of the holes with a 1/4” drill bit, roughly sanded the flat sides and glued them together on a carriage bolt, using a washer and nut to hold them together while the glue dried.
Once the glue was dry, I mounted the end of the carriage bolt into the chuck of my drill, clamped the drill to the bench and used my one and only chisel to remove the ridges left by the hole saw and get the cylinder to roughly round.
I made 3 of these. 1 was the center of a 1” hole saw, 1 the center of a 1 1/2” hole saw and 1 the center of a 2 1/4” hole saw. Sizes aren’t real critical but I think these will be useful.

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#1 posted 11-09-2012 03:38 AM

Very creative !

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 09:54 AM

Clever idea!

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