edge bander

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Project by ShopBuilt posted 06-29-2015 12:42 PM 5674 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a how i built it on youtube:

WARNING! heat guns get very hot!! there is a definite fire danger because of the materials used in this project!! I used a bed caster wheel for the roller which is probably not the best material because of the direct heat. A piece of 1” steel round stock would be ideal. there is also a risk of the wood getting to hot during extended use. All that being said i have used it a lot without any issue but i am constantly checking making sure nothing get to hot.

I recently have a need for an edge bander because of an upcoming kitchen project. Looking around and looks like the cheapest bander you will find is about 400 buck (to much for me). I used materials I already had lying around the house and bought a 20 dollar heat gun. I am really surprised how will this works and it should make my kitchen project go much faster.

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#1 posted 06-29-2015 01:12 PM

Very nice. I will have to remember this in case I need an edge bander.

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

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#2 posted 06-29-2015 01:45 PM

Need is the mother of invention.

Well done.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#3 posted 06-29-2015 02:21 PM

Outstanding simple solution. Great shop accessories projects you ‘ve made outthere. Very precise and good looking.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 06-29-2015 02:48 PM

It will be a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 06-30-2015 02:50 AM

looks just as good as the real one I have that is designed the same way… great job…. If I had it to do over I would have bought the handheld design that would be my advise to the people wanting to go the store bought way

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