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Oscillating Spindle Sander Enhancement

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Project by dustysawyer posted 12-13-2012 03:34 AM 6042 views 81 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a prototype fixture and not sure what to call it. I needed to sand some legs and don’t own a drum sander or sand flee. I used some scrap flooring and plywood to create an enclosure for the spindle.

I had to make some recessed cauls to facilitate clamping and an “emergency” hole in the top to allow for the oscillation.

Dust collection works great using the factory port.

And the sanded legs remained square as if run through a joiner.

After using for a while, I may make another (taller) one using phenolic and exploring other ways to clamp or affix with a fine adjustment feature.

I thought this might give other Ridgid Sander owners some ideas.





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Albe

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 03:40 AM

I really appreicate the post I will be making one for my Rigid sander also. Glad your brain came up with this idea the tought never crossed my mind

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 03:47 AM

Very cool ,good thinking.

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 04:29 AM

What a great idea.

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 04:32 AM

I’m glad your thinking for me!!!

Very creative & ingenious. Thanks so much for sharing this!!!

Can’t say I’ll build it tomorrow, but it is on the “To-Do” list. Dang, that list keeps getting longer & longer & longer…...

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 04:33 AM

Oh yea, I can see this as an add on to my sander

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 04:48 AM

I like it. Very cool!

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 01:15 PM

Very creative, I like it:)

C

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ldl

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#8 posted 12-13-2012 02:02 PM

This along with the dust collector box from earlier is making the ridged sander a really versatile machine. Thanks for the idea and you can bet it will be a todo thing for me also.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 12-13-2012 02:06 PM

I will be making one of these….Thanks for a great idea…

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Woodwrecker

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#10 posted 12-13-2012 03:02 PM

Great idea.
Add me to the list of guys who will be borrowing your ingenuity.
Thank you for the post.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#11 posted 12-13-2012 03:40 PM

That is great, add me to the list of those who will be trying this. Thanks for posting.

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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#12 posted 12-13-2012 04:22 PM

very cleaver

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#13 posted 12-13-2012 06:19 PM

Well done! This will come in very handy in my shop! Thanks for sharing!

-- Robert, Mississippi, http://www.lunberjocks.com

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#14 posted 12-13-2012 06:46 PM

This is a wonderful idea. Adding it to my long To-Do list, although it may have to get bumped up a bit in priority over a few other things, as it will make them easier to build.

Thanks for sharing this great idea with us!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#15 posted 12-13-2012 06:59 PM

Thanks for sharing. It is great learning how fellow LJs develop solutions to issues we all may face.

I do have a question, do you not have the oscillating belt sander attachment or did you find that to not be a good workable solution? I just picked this sander up at a yard sale and haven’t used it much. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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