SandMaster 3000!

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 06-01-2014 09:50 PM 2900 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one of those projects I’ve wanted to do for a while and this is my second and first successful attempt. I inherited an extra drill from my dad and it has been mounted to a board with a Black and Decker horizontal drill stand almost ever since I got it. I used it that way as a grindstone, but have since purchased a bench grinder.

So recently I rewatched a video by Cosmas B where he makes a clever drill powered lathe and I thought to myself, I could use that drill on the drill stand. Then I also thought, the head stock assembly could also double as a disk sander stand. [See Cosmas' video here]

So I went down into the shop and looked through my scrap wood. I had a piece that had some kind of laminate on it, and decided to use it. I wanted this to integrate with my router table, so the base that holds the drill is the same size as the hole (duh!) It also allows me to take advantage of the primative dust collection that I’ve rigged up.

The sander section is removable so that the drill can indeed be used as part of a rudimentary lathe set up. That will come somewhere down the line. I also routed in a channel so that a miter gauge can be used with the sander. The miter gauge is actually the one from my drill press.

I made the cowling from scrap 1/4 inch plywood, and rounded over the corners with the router.

Also, since the drill platform is removable, I can also clamp it to the edge of a work bench. This only sacrifices the dust extraction.

[A note about the Black and Decker drill stand. I realize now that it’s really quite cleverly made. There are two screws that can adjust the ‘levelness’ of the drill. I hadn’t realized that previous to this build. What’s also odd is that I can’t even find one of these stands on the internet, even though I have the make and model number of it.]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 06-01-2014 09:58 PM

Great re-use of Dad’s drill, Dave!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 12:29 AM

Nice design & build Dave, now have fun using it for your woodworking.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 12:19 PM

Thanks! It was one of those things that started somewhere, and evolved as I went. I’m happy with the result for sure, especially the price $0.00.

Just got the material for Cajon by request #2. That should be done next week, unless my free time evaporates completely.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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