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Blog entry by Sam Shakouri posted 10-21-2011 04:03 AM 2257 reads 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am sure many L Js know this, but I’m writing to those who will know it for the first time.
Say we have a disc sanding machine with a table infrnot of the velcro face holding a worn out sanding disc and we want to replace the sanding disc with new one. This article is about replacing the sanding disc without pulling the table away to expose whole the disc. You need a half page of small news paper and a pair of scissors to cut the paper a little wider than the disc itself and take more than half of it to use for the replacement, as in photo #1.
  • Pull half of the old disc toward the table and put the paper on the exposed part of the velcro and return the old sanding disc. They dont catch because of the paper between them.
  • Turn disc face 180 degrees and pull the old sanding disc away, as in photo#2 Reverse these steps while inserting the new sanding disc, give few light hits with your fist and the machine is ready to be used, as in photo #3
    NOTE: The photo numbers are 1 to 3 bottom up.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 10-21-2011 04:15 AM

A clever idea. Thanks.

Rance(one of the first-timers)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 10-21-2011 05:22 AM

Believe it or not, I have not heard of this tip, thanks a lot!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 10-21-2011 06:22 AM

Thanks Sam.

It’s good to refresh my memory.

I did not have to use it yet. I just acquire my sanding disk few months ago.
It seats mostly unused.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 01:38 PM

Now, what if I want to change the paper without turning the sander off?

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at:

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#5 posted 10-21-2011 02:39 PM

Thanks, Sam. As for Stumps, use your own variation of this -

And don’t make those nubs any shorter!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#6 posted 10-21-2011 02:46 PM

then just take an iron cutter and cut the wire Stumpy that shuold teach you enoff to not want to try again

thankĀ“s for the tip Sam :-)

take care

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#7 posted 10-22-2011 03:47 AM

Nailbanger, Thanks for posting the link to that cool vid! I may have to try that on my drill press. NOT!

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

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#8 posted 10-22-2011 12:45 PM

Simple, effective and I’d not heard of it either. Nice one, Sam.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 10-23-2011 12:48 AM

Great tip, thanks Sam.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 10-24-2011 08:08 AM

Sam, I’m sure that you know that I was only kidding, but….. We used to have a condo in Cairns and I remember seeing HUGE trees with beautiful canopies on the other side of the sugar cane fields. I miss Australia and look forward to my next chance to visit.
Thanks for the tip and congrats on the All Blacks World Championship.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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