|Project by chad||posted 02-12-2013 11:24 AM||4489 views||49 times favorited||27 comments|
My shop build sander. I have looked at many plans on Lumberjock and came up with this. I did use hinges so that I could remove the table to more compact storage. Table is made of 2 – 3/4” MDF and 1 – 1/2” melmine. The drum is 22” wide. The only motor i had on hand is a 1/4 hp, takes a couple seconds to rev to top speed. but does a good job. I used 3/4 cold rolled steel for the shaft.
20$ – 3/4 cold rolled steel
23$ – Pillow blocks with bearings.
35$ – 4X8 sheet MDF
7$ – pulley
30$ – 1/4 hp electric motor – Mine was free – can get cheap at auction.
10$ – 2×4 wood
5$ – belt – I had extra but plan to upgrade to link belt.
3$ – hinges
133$ Total, not bad. I have seen people spend up to 400 on shop made sanders.
Let me know if you have any questions. I do plan on building a hood with dust collection. That will be made with scrap wood around shop.
-- Measure twice, cut once, then cut again for good measure.