12 inch Sander expansion

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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 12-02-2018 06:58 PM 2072 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought this 12 inch Grizzly sander few years ago off CL. Works great but I had no dust collection piped into it. A hose into a bucket was my temporary fix thinking at the time I will get back to this shortly. Yeah that worked out well.

The three goals for this were. A removable build for service or other needs, to have DC hooked up and running, as well as be able to store the sandpaper disc on the unit itself. To keep the disc flat I used 3 old sawblades and a piece of ΒΌ inch ply I cut to 12 inches. Put a piece of threaded rod through it all with a knob on the top. Pull up knob and pull out disc. Simple, but it works.

For the moment I use a hose from another port 6 feet away laid out on the side table. Crude but it works. Unlike my previous idea of getting back to this project, that project it is currently underway. Probably be ready in next couple of days.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#1 posted 12-02-2018 09:50 PM

Looks like I might have to send you a disk restorer stick for christmas?

....and BTW its now Dec 2018 may be a few new abrasive disks too? ... what grit do you use? (apart from 80G)

strange it did not have a dust port, maybe somebody took it off.

Is it a “homemade” job?

You will have lots of fun with it! they work very well! no need to rush these things you know

BTW How is that Buran coming along !!

-- Regards Rob

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-02-2018 10:30 PM

Nice work, Gunny. Those are workhorse sanders. Great for shaping. We have one in our Az shop and it puts out more dust and any other sander. I made piping system for all the sanders that is hooked to the is especially for the 12” disc sander.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-03-2018 01:42 AM

Yeah time for a new disc. Recently used it to remove oil based paint from a board for someone. Kinda messy.

Looked through my assortment of disc, seems I have 80, 120, and 150.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 12-03-2018 02:03 AM

That is awesome. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 12-03-2018 05:06 PM

Nice setup!

Yep, you need a Restorer… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#6 posted 12-04-2018 07:46 AM

Nice and very useful tool…I also made two for myself…added some dust exhoust – it realy reduces amount of dust in the air.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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