Elbow Grease Benchtop Edge Sander

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Project by Bricofleur posted 01-12-2015 05:21 PM 3264 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because edges of small parts are difficult to sand square with power tools and even with sanding blocks, I build this benchtop edge sander out of plywood scraps. The great deal is that I can use all torn out sanding belts I’ve been keeping for years, reason why sized it for my 3” X 21” belts, which can be flipped over so I could use their full width.

As shown, I used a jig to rout the slots for sliding the belt up and down.

The price to pay is some elbow grease for perfect square edges.

For more photos and all construction details, watch this page of my blog.

Thanks for looking.



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#1 posted 01-12-2015 06:00 PM

Hello Serge

This is a great idea to help sanding

Your shop will be plenty of different jigs but how many ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 06:07 PM

@Diggerjack: Thank you Jack. How many jigs ? I rather spend my time building jigs than adding them ! And I’sure you will agree.



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#3 posted 01-12-2015 06:12 PM

Nice idea, I like it.

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 06:28 PM


Always thinking! LOL! Nice project!

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 08:55 PM

Nice way to sand small parts edges and also to use sanding tapes scraps.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-13-2015 04:30 AM

Nice work, looks good!

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#7 posted 01-13-2015 09:52 AM

Grteat idea, thank you for sharing it

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#8 posted 01-13-2015 02:24 PM

You are like the Dr. Gadget of woodworking my friend.

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