Good use for a hand sander

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Project by JFred posted 07-30-2015 01:44 PM 1443 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a porter cable variable speed 5 inch random orbital sander. Well the hook and loop sanding pad decided to take off on an adventure and fly away, ( it came off ) and is setting on the shelf waiting on a new part. So i’m thinking this thing has good hook and loop on it so why not make it into a hand sander. And I did, I first made a disk out of plywood and attached a handle to it, smoothed down the foam pad so I would have a flat surface to glue the 2 parts together, and contact cemented the crap out of it.
Works great, easy on easy off of different sanding grits.
Waste is anything we throw away or get rid of, that doesn’t get used.
Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 07-30-2015 08:03 PM

Good re-purpose on that pad. So far (knock on wood) I haven’t had any of mine break loose, but if they do I’ll know what to use ‘em for.

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#2 posted 07-31-2015 06:24 PM

Cool idea! It makes me want to make something like that, out of plywood, neoprene and Velcro. Hmmm…

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 08:59 PM

Hmmm, seems I have one of those on a shelf. Since I wasn’t clever enough to come up with this idea on my own I’ll have to follow your lead. I see one in my near future. Thanks for the idea.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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