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01-05-2015 06:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tools disc sander homemade shop woodshop woodworking 12

Video #4 is up! Put a pretty big dent in it this weekend too! The unit is going to run off a 1725 rpm 3/4 HP motor and will run a 12” disc on a 8×14” work surface. Its also meant to be a mobile unit for me, so a lot of in and out of storage as my shop is pretty small.

I added a switch to the front and an aux power outlet controlled by the switch as well to power a light or possibly my shop vac for dust collection. Easy on and off!

Check out the playlist showcaseing the entire build so far here

Or just the most recent one here

Probably going to end up being a 5 video series. Thanks for watching!

Some recent pictures

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI |

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#1 posted 01-05-2015 08:19 PM

Excellent looking work and idea.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 03-18-2018 10:40 AM

Good job. And thanks for sharing.


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#3 posted 03-18-2018 03:02 PM

The one thing I wish my old Powermatic 12” had was more disk platens. I’d be nice to swap out grits when needed and not trash a good piece of paper trying to peel it off.

You have that option 8^), make plenty of those disks!

Oh, and great job! that looks like it will work very well and is build like a tank.

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#4 posted 03-18-2018 03:31 PM

Nice! Don’t forget to put a miter slot in your table.

-- Steve - Ft. Worth

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