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Forum topic by stefang posted 09-23-2009 02:56 PM 874 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-23-2009 02:56 PM

Hi everybody. I recently bought a 12” one hp.Woodfast disk sander. I will mainly be using it to sand turning segments using a shop-made jig, but I realize that this machine must be capable of a lot more. I’m sure that many of you out there could give me some good tips on how to get the most out of this machine. I am making all kinds of stuff, not just turning. Any advice would be well appreciated. Below is a photo of it


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 09-23-2009 03:59 PM

I have a 12” Grizzly sander and I love it. I use it for:
  • Touching up the ends of my turnings
  • Peplacing the tip on my scratch awl
  • Quick pencil sharpening


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#2 posted 09-23-2009 04:01 PM

stefang, I use mine for so many different things… I really like it when I am putting a radious to the corners of my projects, squaring off small pieces of wood, touching up my botched miters, forming handles for mallets and other tools, champhrering the ends of dowels, etc…

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#3 posted 09-23-2009 08:33 PM

Thanks much guys for your efforts. I have already been using my Delta 6” sanding disk for quite a while now for most of the tasks mentioned. I am probably asking for the impossible. Maybe I am the Don Quixote of woodworking.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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