|Project by dansnow||posted 12-28-2013 06:52 PM||1861 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
I picked up this little 1” wide belt sander @ Harbor Freight for those occasional times when I need to sand an area I just can’t get to with my oscillating belt sander.
As you can see from picture #2, the little bitty 5” table that comes with it is pretty darn near useless. Needed to fix that.
Step 1 (Pic #3): Make a base from 3/4” birch ply, recesses for the rubber feet, a couple of bolts on the bottom plate, and clearance for the power cord.
Step 2 (Pic #4): Yup, that looks about right, add supports for the new table.
Step 3 (Pic #5 and #6): Make the new table approximately 10” square, from 1/2” MDF and laminated with 1/8” dry erase hardboard, drilled and installed 1/4” dowels to locate it on the supports.
I kept the sander complete except for removing the table, so just in case it dies during the first year I can easily remove it, and haul it back to Harbor Freight for a replacement.
Thanks for Looking
Happy New Year
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