upgraded lathe driven Disc Sander

  • Advertise with us
Project by MactheKnife posted 04-19-2014 09:49 PM 2945 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a disc sander for my lathe a while back, which served me well until the top warped. It was thin ply and my workshop got a bit damp over the winter.

So I rebuilt it with 3/4 inch ply, its now 2 x bigger and has got dust extraction.

I made another sanding disc so i could have a selection of grits available.
The first disc I built fitted to the lathe with a face plate. It was a pain if I needed the face plate for another task, so this time I embedded a nut in 3/4 inch MDF on the back of the disc instead. Which works fine. However when I was finsihing it, it occured to me that I should have just made the 3/4 inch MDF wide enough to fit my chuck and saved myself a load of effort! (Dumbass)
Thats a task for a rainy day in the future though.

6 comments so far

View Ozwald's profile


42 posts in 2560 days

#1 posted 04-19-2014 10:08 PM

Nice work! Looks like another project I’ll have to build one of these days. Thanks for sharing.

-- When at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.

View Knothead62's profile


2600 posts in 3808 days

#2 posted 04-19-2014 10:22 PM

Good idea. I’ll make it like you suggested- fit the chuck.

View steve_in_ohio's profile


1195 posts in 2457 days

#3 posted 04-20-2014 12:07 AM

what a great idea, I might have to borrow this idea

-- steve, simple and effective

View MarkTheFiddler's profile


2068 posts in 3035 days

#4 posted 04-20-2014 04:01 PM


I can take the table top sander off my list of items to buy. Thank you for sharing this project!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

View MrFid's profile


906 posts in 2751 days

#5 posted 04-20-2014 07:30 PM

Looks very useful. I may have to copy your work, if you don’t mind. Great idea.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

View HuckD's profile


312 posts in 2561 days

#6 posted 04-20-2014 09:50 PM

Looks good. I have a very similar setup that works great.

-- Visit my Youtube Channel:

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

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