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Forum topic by jeff posted 11-22-2013 08:19 PM 1074 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jeff

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11-22-2013 08:19 PM

I’m building a lathe disc sander and what would be the best way to apply the sandpaper to the disc’s.I was thinking contact cement or using velcro?...thx….

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.


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#1 posted 11-22-2013 09:23 PM

I used velcro and am happy with it but haven’t had the set up for long. I used a sheet of velcro from Klingspor that you cut to size and stick to your disc (I used MDF). I think Woodworker’s Supply has a kit (search for hook and loop conversion kit) with precut sheets.

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#2 posted 11-22-2013 09:37 PM

Velcro and contact will be fine as long as ya don’t get it hot. Zinsser Seal Coat before the glue on the mdf. It’ll just make the glue hold better.
Bill

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 11:12 PM

thanks for the replies…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 01:20 AM

I use peel & stick disc on any flat surface disc sander. Tried contact glue a long time ago and always had a mess when it came time to replace a disc. I kept the 9” aluminum disc off a burned up 6 X 48 sander. The neatest thing is the hub which went on the shaft is just perfect to fit into a little old scroll chuck I had around. Almost a free lathe sander. Good luck with yours.

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#5 posted 11-23-2013 01:33 AM

I’ve used 3M77 adhesive to apply sandpaper to both wood and a steel disk. When It becomes time to replace the paper you can use water, and then mineral spirits to clean residue.

Note: 3M90 is much more permanent!

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#6 posted 11-23-2013 02:35 AM

thanks again everybody…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 11-28-2013 01:34 AM

Not sure if this is what you are trying to find, but search Sanding Paddle on http://vinceswoodnwonders.com/ for a perfect holder for sanding discs with Velcro backing. They work really well with the various innerface pads sold on the same website and have greatly improved my sanding success.

Ron

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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