|Project by Andreas||posted 11-28-2012 08:40 PM||8917 views||40 times favorited||27 comments|
I built this benchtop thickness sander over the weekend. It has a 16” bed and a removable dust hood, which also serves to keep my fingers away from the action. The best part is that I was able to scavenge most of the parts. I only had to buy the bearings for a total of $20!
I plan to add a safety guard to cover the belt and I’d also like to convert the drum to a hook and loop system (I’m using carpet tape for now).
It works really well and leaves a very even surface on thin panels.