Set of sanders for a drill press

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Project by tamtum posted 208 days ago 2095 views 15 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a set of sanders to use it in my drill press. The set are include spindle sander and a belt sander. Now my next project will be a thickness sander.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#1 posted 208 days ago

very cool, awesome work, those will be used a lot

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#2 posted 208 days ago

Very good, you should write a blog on how you did it.

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#3 posted 208 days ago

The belt sander setup is great! And a good way to save some money and space.

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#4 posted 208 days ago

Great project, very cool build.

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#5 posted 208 days ago

Innovative, good job Alexander!

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#6 posted 208 days ago

I like your idea of the belt sander. I tryed making a oscilating spindle sander with crank on a drill and an arm to the drill press handle once. worked but too much fidaly work getting it setup each time.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 208 days ago

Very cleaver and practical. Good job!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 208 days ago

cool project

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Joe Weaver

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#9 posted 208 days ago

very nice, on my list to do

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#10 posted 207 days ago

Somebody using their brain. Very well done.

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#11 posted 207 days ago

Just so you’re aware, the bearings in drill presses are not designed for side thrust. This will become an issue and lead to wobbling, and eventually concentric failure.

But still a nice project.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#12 posted 206 days ago

Don’t drill presses use radial bearings, same as hobby lathes?

Neat project. I’ve seen all sorts of drill press sanders but I believe this is the first belt sander.

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#13 posted 206 days ago

Drill chucks aren’t designed for sideways pressure , may just come off arbor . Hose clamp looks dangerous . Harbor freight sells a cheap drum set that won’t beat your knuckles . Great ingenuity though .

-- Jeff,

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#14 posted 206 days ago

The hose clamp are temporarily. I will make wooden clamps in a stand. Drill chucks aren’t designed for sideways pressure, its true thats why need a base. I think thats the solution of that problem.Thanks for all the comments.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#15 posted 206 days ago

I agree, the base should solve the problem.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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