Belt Sander Conversion

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Project by JSB posted 10-26-2013 11:46 AM 4566 views 17 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:

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 10-26-2013 11:58 AM

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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#2 posted 10-26-2013 12:45 PM

This does look very handy

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 01:50 PM

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

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

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 01:59 PM

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

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#5 posted 10-26-2013 04:01 PM

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.


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#6 posted 10-27-2013 03:48 AM

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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#7 posted 10-27-2013 08:33 AM

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

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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