best way to apply sandpaper to shop made discs on my lathe disc sander

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Forum topic by jeff posted 11-22-2013 08:19 PM 1060 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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.


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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 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.


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