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Blog series by depictureboy updated 07-18-2008 05:47 PM 2 parts 7935 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Initial Thoughts

07-18-2008 03:37 PM by depictureboy | 11 comments »

I have been very impressed by the creativity and ingenuity of the users of this site. One of the best things I have found so far is the discussions on the thickness sanders. All the plans I have seen have been very nice, and very well done. However for my purposes I just don’t have the room for something that can’t be knocked down. So my goal with this project is to build a Thickness sander that can be knocked down, as well as still be a useful size for my projects and future endeavors....

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Part 2: Initial Modifications

07-18-2008 05:47 PM by depictureboy | 7 comments »

Well I have added some more features to my table. As you can see I changes the orientation of the front and rear stiffeners. I have also added the undercarriage for the motor. The undercariage will be supported on hinges that allow the fixture to swivel toward the back of the sander. The platform that the motor sits on will also be hinged so that it will have the necessary tension on the link belt to drive the sander. With Gary’s recomendation I will be shifting the position of t...

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