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a1Jim

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08-23-2012 09:28 PM

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I’ve been eyeing one of these puppys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGTWh9aM3gg for a while now after I saw Charles Neil use one on his Mastering Woodwoking show. The’re are two reason’s I’haven’t purchased one ,#1 I don’t have a lot of loose funds right now #2 At $ 139. it just seem like it would be fairly easy to make one with some MDF and a hand full of screws and a turned knob. Has anyone made their own shop made version ?

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#1 posted 08-23-2012 09:34 PM

Fist time I have seen one Jim. Looks like a simple build.

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#2 posted 08-23-2012 09:37 PM

That’s what I thought Bob I just thought I would see if anyone had made one.

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#3 posted 08-23-2012 09:39 PM

I think a couple people have built one. But it looks pretty new to me, looks interesting though.

AJ

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#4 posted 08-23-2012 09:41 PM

I can see it being very useful… almost like a Shooting Board!

I think I would Make one before spending $140+ for it…

Some MDF… bearing, etc.
Doesn’t look all that bad to me…

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#5 posted 08-23-2012 09:41 PM

Hi AJ
You could put one together and see how it works?

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#6 posted 08-23-2012 09:45 PM

Jim, if you make one use a heavy flywheel

it then can build momentum

jamie

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#7 posted 08-23-2012 09:45 PM

Hey Joe
As you can see I’m trying to talk someone into making one to have them tell me what to look out for when I build one:)) Pretty lazy huh?

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#8 posted 08-23-2012 09:48 PM

No, I don’t now how to put one together.

AJ

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#9 posted 08-23-2012 09:48 PM

I would rather buy one at HF.
At $ 50/hour you can one or two by the time you are done making one and buying the material.
Around $45 after 20% off

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#10 posted 08-23-2012 09:52 PM

Never seen one like that before… Looks to be something easy to build except how would you weight the flywheel / sanding wheel?

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#11 posted 08-23-2012 09:53 PM

I have one and it works like a charm.

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#12 posted 08-23-2012 10:05 PM

And where do you plug it in ?
Seriously, looks like a cool, portable sand disc that might be used for one time jobs.

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#13 posted 08-23-2012 10:09 PM

Grizzly has them for 169.95 ,1 hp. motor,tilt table,dust port.with miter guage, I have one and use it every day,
Chuck

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#14 posted 08-23-2012 10:09 PM

The only way I would use something like that is if someone else was turning the crank for me.

It looks like Jim is turning “green” on us.

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#15 posted 08-23-2012 10:10 PM

I guess your the same as me AJ you wanting to see how some one else did it LOl
I already have a disk sander Bert but this has the advantage of having a lot of control as to how much you take off.
db I was wondering about that since I haven’t seen one in person. I was also wondering if anyone sells the little adjustment pins they show in the video.
Jay is the wheel that holds the sanding disc heavy ?

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