|Project by Woodbridge||posted 02-05-2013 04:16 AM||6995 views||38 times favorited||18 comments|
I have a bench top oscillating spindle sander in my small shop which when not in use hangs up on a wall just above my router table, lathe (standing on end) and cordless drills. Its great for sanding concave curves, but not so good for convex curves. I also need, from time to time a stationary belt sander, which is better for sanding convex curves but quite honestly do not have room to store one in my shop. (I didn’t want to spend the extra bucks and buy the Rigid combo, since the oscillating spindle sander I bought frequently comes on sale for under $100.00 and works just fine.)
I do have a belt sander but its hard to use free hand with any great accuracy so I decided to make a small table to hold it in place. The table is made from some pieces of melamine and few bits of 2×4.
Fortunately my Makita belt sander had a tapped hole in the side that provided a handy spot to attach the sander to the table.
Now I can sand outside curves easily, with accuracy and squarely. It only takes a minute to set up and tucks away nicely on shelf in my shop, beside my little TV.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario