|Project by TheDane||posted 01-06-2013 07:38 PM||6379 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
These self-powered sanders are great for woodturners who do bowls, platters, etc.
This one is made from a stick of oak and parts I got from Captain Eddie Castelin ( http://www.eddiecastelin.com ) ... he provides the bushing and a spherical rare earth magnet for $10 plus $2 S&H.
You drill 3/8” holes in one end and at a 45 degree angle in the other end, turn the handle to suit your hand, then drop in the magnet, insert the bushing, and voila … a sander that runs itself. Just fire up the lathe (not too fast!), and start sanding at about 4:30 or 7:30.
I get my sanding supplies, including the hook-and-loop backup pads and mandrels, from Vince Welsh ( http://vinceswoodnwonders.com/ ).
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"