Sander unit quickly converted to Vertical and also an edge sander.

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Blog entry by bushmaster posted 02-08-2019 05:55 PM 757 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted new pictures on my horizontal sanding unit post that will make it run as a vertical unit or as an edge sander.
I went and posted the update on the forum, when I wanted to do it here, Forgive me for my mistake and reposting it again.
As I mentioned in the other postings, Ralbuck commented that he preferred vertical and had an edge sander. Got to thinking about it this morning and reasoned, why couldn’t it be oriented differently . Went out to the shop and made some adaptions. These are just prototypes and can be improved. Now you can have all three sanders for less than $30 if you scrounge up a free motor as I did. Here are these pictures again for the third time, let me know what you think. this was just done on the spur of the moment.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 02-08-2019 07:51 PM

Looks good. I can’t see any reason this won’t work as well as a commercial machine.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Tucker Grose

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#2 posted 02-08-2019 08:46 PM

What did you use for a platen under the sanding belt?
Do you think your design could be adapted to a larger, say 80” belt?

-- Tucker - Hazelton, BC, Canada

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#3 posted 02-08-2019 09:59 PM

Most definitely, just longer sides, maybe larger rollers and bearings, This one has a piece of painted aluminum I had laying around, the other one I used a piece of arborite. Galvanized steel would be the best. Come over and make one in my shop.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 02-11-2019 02:19 AM

Brian, nice job on the sander. I have two, 1 vertical & 1 horizontal, use both.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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