|Forum topic by helluvawreck||posted 08-18-2010 04:54 PM||7717 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-18-2010 04:54 PM
A while back we had to have an edge sander to sand the edges of some plinth blocks and we haven’t had an edge sander for quite a while so we started looking at the auctions and also on Ebay and some of the other internet sources. However, we didn’t run across any that we thought was what we were looking for so we scraped up some parts from our bone yard and rigged up these two small sanders. They worked for what we needed them for and so we’ll probably put one in our machine shop and the other in our wood shop. We’re still looking for a good deal on a used one so these will keep working for a temporary fix. Probably what we would like to have is a big old Oakley.
If I was going to build one of these from scratch I wood go about it a completely different way but what you have to understand is that we rigged these up from bits and pieces of junk machines that are laying around in our junk collection. I am one of the world’s biggest junk-a-holics. After all – one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.
I thought that ya’ll might get a kick out of these little sanders. The pulleys are probably 30 to 40 inches apart.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau