Orbital Sander Stand/holster

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Project by SgtRich posted 12-01-2016 12:51 PM 2772 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is all about function rather than form. It ain’t pretty, but it’s version 1.0

I needed a stand/holster to hold the orbital as it spun down, rather than me standing there holding it for all those seconds. I came up with this, using scrap 1/2” oak and 5/8” oak dowels. The right dowel is shorter because I’m right handed and putting the sander back in allows room for my fingers.

The secondary use is to turn the sander upside down to change out the sanding discs. Love it. I have not tried running the sander and using it hands free; although I’m guessing it would work just fine.

So there you go, simple little orbital sander stand/holster thrown together with scrap.

Next is version 2.0, where I add storage shelves below to hold sanding discs, a place to hold the cord, and a french cleat to mount anywhere I want.

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#1 posted 12-01-2016 12:57 PM

Nice idea..

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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#2 posted 12-01-2016 02:25 PM

I made one of these a while back and love it, I don’t have the patience to wait for it to stop spinning.

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#3 posted 12-01-2016 08:51 PM

Glad you posted this. Years ago I had something like this attached to the side of my sanding area and when we moved to the Islands it got left…now I know what I can build today.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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