edge sander

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Project by allwood posted 152 days ago 1920 views 24 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i needed an edge sander, didn’t have the funds or time to build a decent one. this was another temporary solution and after 10 years it still serves me well. simple piece of mdf and a couple blocks to level it up and good to go. thought about adding a dust port off the bottom as the dust bag has to be removed to put it in the jig but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

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#1 posted 152 days ago

Ive really been meaning to make one of these. Nice job and thanks for posting, especially the pic without the sander. Nice to see how the jig went together. Got any other 10 year old gems hidden away?

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#2 posted 152 days ago

I made one similar to yours several years ago. I made a shaped cut out for the part of the motor that rests on the base to hold it in position and it has served me so well that I doubt I will ever get an edge sander (can spend my $ on wood). I’m am finding that I need to make an aux table as the belt wears out where I do all of my sanding so need to be able to utilize more of the belts width. I’m thinking I will just put on an extra layer of plywood with maybe a registration pin (dowel) to hold it in the correct position. Just a thought. I should have made my base longer but I like being able to sand inside curves on the front drum.


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#3 posted 152 days ago

I think the only thing lately that I would add would be a little longer top and some laminate to let things slide easier. As far as using more of the belt I usually just cut off the used part and realign the belt again.

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#4 posted 152 days ago

I never use my belt sander but this jig would give it a whole new purpose. Great jig!

Now if we could figure out how to make it oscillate!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 152 days ago

Great idea and solves a problem I have run into

-- Norman

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#6 posted 151 days ago

I built a similar fixture for my belt sander using MDF. It is very useful. The one thing I would change would be to make the front support a bit smaller and wrap the table around the front of the sander, like you have done. That way I could use the curved portion.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 151 days ago

Great idea

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#8 posted 151 days ago

Very Nice and Well done! Thanks for Posting.


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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