My take on WoodenToolMan's diy disc sander

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Forum topic by JeremyT21 posted 09-08-2014 05:09 AM 1474 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-08-2014 05:09 AM

Hey everyone, I’m trying to get a little more involved here on the forums so I figured I’d share my latest project. I saw WoodenToolMan’s video on his homemade disc sander and knew that’s what I wanted to do with my extra motor.
I pretty much copied everything he did except the way I mounted the disc. I tried his way of bolting the disc directly to the bolt, but I could never get it to turn true. I saw how John Heisz mounted his and took that approach. Also, the obnoxious noise the thing makes was being made by the back of the dust shroud hitting the disc. I moved it back a bit and now it is very quiet. I’m very happy with it.


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#2 posted 09-09-2014 05:34 AM

Anytime you can make your own tool it is a great day, great job.

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 09:58 AM

Thanks. It does feel good to use something I made myself. I ground the disc round with a chisel resting on the table and it runs very good now. The only thing I would like to do in the future is add some sort of cover around the top so I can use entire disc without throwing sawdust in the air.


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#4 posted 09-09-2014 12:22 PM

I like that the top is screwed on so you can replace the top with a longer top if you need to. I used my TS sander and a table extension a lot when doing some cabinets. I sanded all of my stiles and rails with it while the wood was still in long lengths. It worked well for me and did all that was needed. You like it once you get to using it more.

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