Pedestal for Disc Sander

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Project by ChunkyC posted 06-20-2010 10:48 PM 2726 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a pedestal for my 12 inch Disc Sander Thanks to everyone for their input.

3/4 MDF with pine edging and a solid Pine post that I glued together from 2×8’s that I milled down to about 4×6. It stands about 43-1/2” to the table from the floor. A little high for my tastes but I didn’t take into consideration the added height of the floor levelers that I made. Rookie mistake.

The floor levelers are just 2” square 3/4” ply (2” circles would be better but I don’t a hole saw.) All hardware is 5/16”. I bored a 5/16 hole with a 3/4” counter bore for the carriage bolt to sit in (see picture 3). Next, I bore a 3/8” hole with a 1” counter bore 1/16” deep for a 5/16 T-Nut that goes into the bottom of the pedestal. Then I jam two nut on top so that I can use a wrench to adjust the level. Once it’s level, I remove the top nut and run the jam nut all the way down to lock it in place. Then you can cut the excess carriage bolt off it you like. (As you might notice, I haven’t leveled it.)

Well that’s about it. A very simple project that turned out very well. Me likes!

Punch List items:
wire in a switch
add permanent dust collection

I would like to come up with a way of storing spare sanding discs below the table.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#1 posted 06-20-2010 10:50 PM

A really nice, helpful project! I like it a lot!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 11:05 PM

For disc storage, how about something like this attached to the post, but maybe not so big. Click for details

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 11:40 PM

good sander stand looks good

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 02:24 PM

I have been meaning to put something like this together, but like everyone else I keep adding things to my “to-do list” and none ever get done. Nicely done!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 04:15 PM

Good job! You really move fast on these projects once you start eh?

-- Jeff

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