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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:19 am 
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Das right dudess..."me own 'Om built thickness sander

Cost all of $100, if that.

bliss

Couple of 4x2s
1/3 hp Motor from some where or other
2 Feet of 1 in round steel rod ~ $20 and me son machined the ends for the
pillow blocks, V pulley me got at the local hardware store.
Had the 10 inch plate for slapping on some sand paper.
Chuncks of some 1/2 inch G1S shop plywood
Screws, and a couple of bolts me find in the old screw n bold pail.
Switch, box and electrical cord from the electrical junk box and
an old plastic pail over the motor to keep the dust out.
Oh ya and about 3 days sorta fartin around, like me in a real hurry, NOT!


So me knocked out this 2x4 frame to hold the metal stuff

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Then me blocked up some spruce 2x4s and glued it around the mandrel. Note the
hole in the mandrel, thats were a bolt gets insterted and imbeded in to the wood blocking
to prevent it from spinning on the mandrel shaft.


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Then me made it sorta round with the old Stanley

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Wired up the motor, clamped a piece of 1/2 x 1 inch fir as a tool rest and went at it
with a lathe gouge till it was round.

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Slapped on the bed with a few hinges, shoved in a bold and a chunk of wood for a handle to raise and lower the bed and passed through a piece of ply with some sand paper glued to it till the drum was parallel to the bed. Ain't got the goop to hold the sand paper on the disc...gonna hasta wait till me goes into town.


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Thats it dudes...is real no brainer and works like a charm. Ya one day me might score an old vacuum cleaner form the Good Rev. Jims Junk Store and build a dust cover....ya, one day but probably not. Truth is, me just gonna haul it out side in the spring, throw a tarp over it and thats where its gonna live. The halibut with a dust collector. Only use the sucker a few times a year anyways.

Them there fancy shmancy thickness sanders sell fer $1,000 and up, and well thats a lotta beer to my reckoning. So dudes...now you know.


blessings
duh Padma

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:37 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:43 am 
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Quick, simple, dirty, and effective. Excellente'! [:Y:]

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:17 am 
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That's cool, watch your beard when sanding. The wind is a great dust removal device.

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Oh wish I had seen this post before I started this monstrosity from shop notes plans a month ago. gaah :( Though not much more then $100 invested in it (Pillow blocks, steel Rods, pulleys, 1hp motor from used tablesaw on craigs list)


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