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Blog entry by stefang posted 09-23-2009 07:02 PM 1031 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just wanted to make everyone aware of my skills forum appeal for help with tips and ideas on how to get the most out of my new 12” disk sander. I have had a 6” disk sander for many years, and use it for more or less obvious tasks, but the new sander with it’s size and 1 hp power is surely capable of much more. Some work might require jigs and there might be some other interesting uses for this machine that isn’t common knowledge. If you have anything I would sure be grateful if you could let me know. I will eventually figure some things out on my own, but at my age it might come to late! Sorry about being such a nag, but I have only got two responses on the forum so far (which I appreciated) , so I thought maybe a blog would get better results. Below is a picture of the sander.

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-- Mike, an American living in Norway.



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Blake

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#1 posted 09-23-2009 08:09 PM

Its a pretty basic tool for rounding-off edges, simple edge shaping, and sanding. I don’t know of any special tricks other than the obvious.

Sometimes I set the miter gauge at a certain angle and clamp it down to the table so it doesn’t slide, and then push mitered stock into the disk in order to micro-trim it to length or fine tune the angle of the miter. This is especially useful with stock too small to cut with a saw and unknown angles other than 45 deg.

Hope this helps.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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degoose

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#2 posted 09-23-2009 10:28 PM

Hi Mike.. I made this circle sanding jig as part of my circle making for the Lazy Larrys.. the rest of the info on the circle cutting jig and how to make it are in the blog.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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stefang

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#3 posted 09-23-2009 11:23 PM

Great Larry! The idea of a circle jig did in fact occur to me and I really appreciate having a ready-made solution from you. Good on you mate!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 01:03 AM

well mike i dont own such a machine…looks like a whopper to me..if you turn it to be horizontal..it will throw a fine pizza dough…...aim it just right….and it will serve it too…..ha….sorry dont have any good help for this one…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 01:53 AM

I made my sander and use it primarilay for truing up segment pieces for segmented bowls.

From segmentAlbum

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stefang

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#6 posted 09-24-2009 11:29 AM

Thanks Bob, that is my primary reason for buying this sander. It will mainly be used for sanding segments. I already have a jig made for that purpose.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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stefang

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#7 posted 09-24-2009 11:34 AM

Thanks Bob, that is my primary reason for buying this sander. It will mainly be used for sanding segments. I already have a jig made for that purpose.

Grizzman, maybe we could start up a pizza franchise. I can do the dough and you can do the toppers!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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