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Project by Cellulosespinner posted 540 days ago 2872 views 22 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometime I have no idea what I’m thinking….Was looking to buy a disc sander, and really wasn’t sure what I wanted. However after cruising lumberjock I saw a few of these disc sander set-ups people had made. Placed hand on forehead “Slap” “DUH” I have a lathe.
DIDN’T COST ME A THING!!! had everything I needed on hand. Made the disc 9” so I could use sheet sandpaper with some spray adhesive. The table I made with leftover MDF I used for another project. Easy/Cheesy!!! Best of all I had fun making the darn thing!!!
Steve

-- Once in a man's life you should have a good dog, a good horse and a good woman. The trick is to get them all together at the same time





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Natalie

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#1 posted 540 days ago

Soooo cool. I’m doing it. Best part is that you don’t have two different tools taking up space.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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Cellulosespinner

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#2 posted 540 days ago

I did put a 1 1/2” strip on the bottom of the table so it sets in the lathe ways.

-- Once in a man's life you should have a good dog, a good horse and a good woman. The trick is to get them all together at the same time

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USAFPOL

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#3 posted 539 days ago

I love inginuity! Great job and will attempt the same thing…thx for posting.

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sprucegum

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#4 posted 539 days ago

I never knew how handy these little sanders were until I built one myself, I used a old furnace blower motor for mine and like you 0 cost and a fun afternoon build. Yours looks very functional and a great use of space.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 539 days ago

Congratulations on solving your quest for a sander and the ingenuity you used to do it. Nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Tom Godfrey

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#6 posted 539 days ago

Nice job and like the idea of using the lathe. May just make of these myself. Thanks for sharing. That’s one of the things I really like about lumberjocks is the sharing of ideas and cant thing of anyone better at coming up with great ideas than those that do the work year after year.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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redbaronstoys

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#7 posted 539 days ago

I am glad you had this “duh” moment. It is a fantastic idea.

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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 539 days ago

Not only are they good sanders, but those pulleys make them variable speed. Delta used to make a disk &
table as an accessory, but discontinued it.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Cellulosespinner

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#9 posted 539 days ago

John aka Hillbilly———You started my on this project when you made that band saw box for your wife. I have a couple of boxes on the go and the sander saves a bunch of time.

-- Once in a man's life you should have a good dog, a good horse and a good woman. The trick is to get them all together at the same time

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Rickterscale

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#10 posted 539 days ago

So simple it’s genius!!

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mcoyfrog

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#11 posted 539 days ago

Nice job,

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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wooded

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#12 posted 539 days ago

Also nice that we can perfectly flatten the sanding surface with the turning tools! Also set yourself up a perfect 45 them mill the end of various parts right down to the pensil line and forget about the mitre saw. Nice job!.....................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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Sodabowski

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#13 posted 539 days ago

Win.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Gatorjim

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#14 posted 539 days ago

Great idea I am going to build one.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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Brett

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#15 posted 539 days ago

Hmmm, I wonder if I can make a lathe from a disk sander…?

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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