Sandmaster 3050!

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 06-20-2014 04:12 PM 2205 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another shop project, but one I’ve wanted to make for a while. For several years I’ve had the habit of clamping my belt sander on it’s back to do rough sanding. Seeing several video woodworkers make a stand to create an edge belt sander stand, I put it on my list. Since my router table has a rather large base plate opening, I wanted to incorporate the stand into that also.

When the sander stand is open, that is, the sander is on its back, I can best reach it from the other side of the table. When it’s closed for edge sanding, I use it from the side of the table where I have a switch controlling an outlet. Also when the sander is closed the dust extraction capability of my router table can be used. I cut a second round hole for the vent on the motor of the sander.

The way I designed the base, the sander can also be used on a workbench top. This is handy because in the summer time I sometimes find it convenient to work outside under our canopy.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 06-20-2014 04:45 PM

Great idea.
However I found the Ridgid spindle-belt sander set up does an outstanding job for arund $200. You get both features and both the spindle and the belt oscilate up and down to avoid hot spots.

-- Les B, Oregon



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#2 posted 06-20-2014 05:09 PM

very good concept, which gives full control of the belt sander, which tend to run away from you, sometimes, when held by hand. Particularly very useful for smothering curves, rough cut with jig saw etc. Thanks for sharing, I have mounted my belt saw, using two bamboo cutting boards, with similar hinge arrangement.


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#3 posted 06-20-2014 09:43 PM

Hey, Dave, looking good!!
I made something like this a little while ago and i love having it around the shop
and it’s a great use for an otherwise unused belt sander. I like the idea for dust collection, and i love how you can tilt the sander, I’ll have to add that feature to mine. very nice! :)

-- Anthony--

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