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HorizontalMike

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60 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: diy belt sharpening system hf harbor freight sander conversion

FYI to all. Harbor Freight has this little 4in X 36in Belt Sander on sale for only $58.13 WITH COUPON, AND THIS MAKES A GREAT BELT SHARPENING SYSTEM for all your chisels, turning tools, handplane cutters, etc. And at this price you can convert this thing for LESS THAN $100.

Here is a review I did on HOW TO do the conversion. Check it out. And NO, I do not work for HF. I just find this tool conversion to be quite useful and it gets used a lot in my shop.
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3179


(above) Here is the leading page of the DIY article by Jim Echter:
http://www.woodturner.org/products/aw/
I guess the link is dead, so here is the full citation:
American Woodturner Journal (December 2012, Vol. 27, No.6, pp. 20-23)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."


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Grandpa

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#1 posted 60 days ago

Thanks for the heads up Mike. I have seen several of the guys on here use these and they are probably worth looking into.

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#2 posted 60 days ago

Thanks Mike

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 60 days ago

That’s a great idea. Have not seen this conversion idea before. Your are certainly correct about saving a lot of money. The info. at AAW is no longer available but looks relatively simple and your photos help. Thanks.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 60 days ago

Thank you Mike

-- Bert

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