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Project by hairy posted 10-11-2018 09:09 PM 1992 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another yard sale find, a Foredom clone and foot pedal switch. I wanted a 1” belt sander and didn’t want to buy one. This has no platen or table, I have a belt/disc sander with all that.

A pack of harbor freight sanding belts is the major expense. Adjust it up and down for tension, rotate it right and left to adjust tracking.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley





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hairy

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#1 posted 10-11-2018 09:14 PM

I hate when that happens.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 10-11-2018 09:46 PM

what is the shaft off the motor ? this looks like something I need LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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hairy

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#3 posted 10-11-2018 09:51 PM



what is the shaft off the motor ? this looks like something I need LOL :<))

- GR8HUNTER

3/4” brass rod, I turned it on my lathe.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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socrbent

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#4 posted 10-11-2018 10:17 PM

Simplicity at its finest. Looks very useful. Wish you had posted this last month before I invested in a 1×42 from Jet.

-- socrbent Ohio

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stefang

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#5 posted 10-11-2018 10:18 PM

Good one Hairy, now I just have to find a junked foredom motor.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Cliff

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#6 posted 10-11-2018 11:13 PM

Nice Work.

Regards,

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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swirt

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#7 posted 10-12-2018 01:14 AM

Clever solution.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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NotaJock

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#8 posted 10-12-2018 02:48 PM

It can’t get much simpler than that.
Hats off to you.
Is that a roller skate wheel on top?

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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bushmaster

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#9 posted 10-12-2018 03:03 PM

Nothing short of fantastic. Simple and useful. Will have build one for fun.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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hairy

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#10 posted 10-12-2018 03:50 PM

Thanks!!

That’s an inline skate wheel.

Any small motor would likely work. A trim router would be a good candidate, and still be a trim router, just make a mount.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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Bill Berklich

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#11 posted 10-12-2018 04:28 PM

Well.. That is a pretty simple solution. Excellent!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#12 posted 10-12-2018 06:19 PM

I like innovation, “the mother of invention”!
Simple and effective, can’t beat that.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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ralbuck

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#13 posted 10-12-2018 08:42 PM



Nothing short of fantastic. Simple and useful. Will have build one for fun.

- bushmaster


I like the Homemade things well. I bet it does some things the commercial ones can not do; like -sand inside curves!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Lazyman

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#14 posted 10-12-2018 08:45 PM

Great idea—nice and simple. Well, except for turning your own brass drive shaft, LOL.

Any idea how many feet per minute it runs? At max speed it might be a little fast for sanding wood. Can you run it slow enough using the foot pedal?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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hairy

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#15 posted 10-12-2018 09:11 PM

Yes, the foot pedal is the speed control. I don’t know the motor speed, no data plate. The pedal will slow it down to a low speed.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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