12" Disc Sander Accessory for Lathe

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Project by HuckD posted 10-10-2013 07:34 PM 3479 views 24 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed my 12” disc sander accessory for my lathe. It’s nothing fancy but I think it’s going to work really well. The basic design is borrowed from James Vavra's project. Thanks, James!

I made one disc from melamine (particle board) and mounted it to a faceplate. For the other three I ordered a Beall Spindle Tap and made faceplates from red oak. One extra one may be seen in picture 6. Then I glued on the 12” birch plywood.

I ordered the PSA sandpaper from Klingspore’s Woodworking Shop. I got an assortment of grits: 60, 100, 150 and 220.

Finish is water based poly.

I used scrap plywood for this project so the only $$ spent was for the sandpaper and tap. The discs are not Baltic birch, just some borg quality birch that someone gave me. It was kinda warped, but I was able to sand it flat so I think it’ll be ok.

This was a fun project and should prove quite useful.

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#1 posted 10-10-2013 07:36 PM

Now that is cool! Another to add to my list!

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#2 posted 10-10-2013 08:33 PM

Looks like a great idea! Nice work Huck!

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#3 posted 10-11-2013 01:29 AM

Very clever project. Should come in really handy Huck.

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#4 posted 10-11-2013 03:27 AM

Very well done !!

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#5 posted 10-11-2013 02:33 PM

Well done, awsome tool!

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#7 posted 10-11-2013 04:27 PM

Well executed project Huck, I’m sure it will get a real workout.

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#8 posted 10-11-2013 04:39 PM

great contraption essential for any shop. different discs for each is a good time saving idea and would speed up any project. thanks for sharing. I should do this soon, after i finish the ongoing projects.


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#9 posted 10-11-2013 06:29 PM

Awesome project and great idea. Saves some real cash! Thx for sharing.

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#10 posted 10-18-2013 01:28 PM

that is awesome

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#11 posted 10-23-2015 11:51 PM

I’ve posted a video about this sander on YouTube:

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