My take on WoodenToolMan's diy disc sander

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by JeremyT21 posted 09-08-2014 05:09 AM 1791 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View JeremyT21's profile


60 posts in 1429 days

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.


6 replies so far

View Woodknack's profile


11475 posts in 2343 days

#1 posted 09-09-2014 04:20 AM

Good job.

-- Rick M,

View wseand's profile


2796 posts in 3004 days

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

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

View JeremyT21's profile


60 posts in 1429 days

#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.


View ohtimberwolf's profile


777 posts in 2315 days

#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.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

View Annia Palmer's profile

Annia Palmer

16 posts in 132 days

#5 posted 01-17-2018 05:32 AM

Looking pretty cool. Really good job JeremyT21.
I want to know about its speed and dust bag.
Are you made the sander only for you or sale in the marketplace?
Actually, I am interested to buy this type of sander.

-- Annia Palmer

View woodbutcherbynight's profile


4325 posts in 2372 days

#6 posted 01-17-2018 03:22 PM

Looks like you are off to a good start. Try a piece of Formica on the top, very durable and smooth. Little wax and it wood glides ride over it. Definitely want to get a guard over the top though.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics