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Belt Sander Conversion

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Project by JSB posted 259 days ago 2171 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to do this forever. I turned an old belt sander into a table mounted sanding platform with dust collection. It is much easier to take small parts to the sander than it is to take the sander to small parts. Here is a fun video covering the build:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHumZmQACMU

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com





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PhilBello

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#1 posted 259 days ago

Nice one Jay! As you say, really a dedicated Sander for this would be ideal, maybe when I come across a cheap one!!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 259 days ago

This does look very handy

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 259 days ago

Sweet this should work well for ya….. well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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HuckD

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#4 posted 259 days ago

Nice job, Jay! Simple, clean, functional. Well done.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#5 posted 259 days ago

Great execution of a simple design. I would be adopting this model for my shop. In face i was on the hunt for a good but simple design. Your video was very crisp and precise explaining. Thanks for sharing.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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ColonelTravis

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#6 posted 258 days ago

I’ve got one of these things sitting around and have thought about doing what Heisz did but I like yours better.

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majuvla

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#7 posted 258 days ago

Good idea. Me also intend to build something like that, including disc sander.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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