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Project by Ivan posted 06-18-2015 01:53 PM 6938 views 23 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by LJ Corydoras.
Overal dimensions 53×38x47cm (LxWxH), playwood table dimension 43×42cm, tilted to 45 degree.
Home made wooden rollers (except sanding tubes) diameter 25, 50 and 75mm, 16cm lenght (effective usable hight 14.5cm on top roller possition). Each roller diameter – two sanding grits: 100 and 150.
Six types of hard plastic home made inserts for each roller diameter and degree.
Oscillating 180W motor, 120 strokes per minute, 36mm storke hight. Every motor can be switched-on separately on double switch.
Table is fixed with two knobs and moved by two metal hinges. At the back, below table is rollers and inserts storage.
Main mechanisam was made of wood with metal bearings and axles (main axle is 15mm diameter, side axles 12mm).

Available You Tube video :

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Rutan

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#1 posted 06-18-2015 02:00 PM

Very cool build!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#2 posted 06-18-2015 02:05 PM

Very nice.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 06-18-2015 02:39 PM

Well worth the effort on this project. You added all the nice features. Looks great.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 06-18-2015 02:44 PM

Awesome just awesome.

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#5 posted 06-18-2015 03:10 PM

Wow I like that Ivan
Great job getting that sander built and it looks like it’s working great .
I have a spindle sander but not with the tilt feature which is something that I would like .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 06-18-2015 05:39 PM

Very nice work. It will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 06-18-2015 05:50 PM

Looks great Ivan. I hope you will have a lot of benefit from it. I,m curious how you have made the sanding drums and what paper you are using?

Thanks for sharing.


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#8 posted 06-18-2015 06:26 PM

Prvo kaj mi je palo na pamet da ti velim za ovaj stroj je…luđak…moram priznat da si napravio mrak stroj…daj malo više detalja…kakvi su motori…i gdje si našao šmirgl i čičak…ja tražim i nisam našao kod nas…i ak nemaš mjesta u svojoj radioni javljam se kao dobrovoljac da ti čuvam stroj…pozdrav i pazi prste

-- bambi

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#9 posted 06-18-2015 10:50 PM

Question: why to go through the trouble of making one when you can buy a perfectly good Rigid for very little money?
Just curious

-- Bert

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#10 posted 06-18-2015 11:13 PM

Many good machines lately,congratulations.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#11 posted 06-18-2015 11:20 PM

Could you tell me how you made the wooden rollers/drums and how they hold the spindles in place without compressing like the rubber variety? I recently bought an old spindle sander that’s missing most of the drums and replacements are very expensive.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#12 posted 06-18-2015 11:43 PM

Question: why to go through the trouble of making one when you can buy a perfectly good Rigid for very little money?
Just curious

- b2rtch

May not have a Home Depot on every corner in Croatia.

Great job on building this sander!!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 06-19-2015 12:10 AM


-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 06-19-2015 12:11 AM

That is really neat, Ivan! I love it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 06-19-2015 04:20 AM

Thanks all for comments. It’s my 6th ’’Daily top 3’’ project – 4th in a row!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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