Simple bow sander

  • Advertise with us
Project by Lindell Drake posted 01-30-2019 08:24 PM 3341 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed something to help sand some legs on a butcher block table so I tried my hand at some small wood bending. Inspired by one done by Woodbywright on youtube. Fun guy to watch. Its 3/16” oak that I bent by boiling it in water and the end caps are some left over wenge. Works with 3×21 sanding belts.

9 comments so far

View PaBull's profile


970 posts in 5117 days

#1 posted 01-30-2019 10:05 PM

That is very clever, Armorduck. I might have to look into making one for myself.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

View AJ1104's profile


1546 posts in 3111 days

#2 posted 01-31-2019 12:00 AM

Really great idea. Gotta make one soon! Thanks for sharing.

-- AJ

View socrbent's profile


1051 posts in 3721 days

#3 posted 01-31-2019 02:59 AM

Looks cool and useful. Good Job.

-- socrbent Ohio

View Ivan's profile


17281 posts in 4319 days

#4 posted 01-31-2019 07:04 AM

Pretty cool and simple idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Lindell Drake's profile

Lindell Drake

97 posts in 1572 days

#5 posted 01-31-2019 07:21 AM

Thanks everyone. If you watch his video on it he uses 3×18 in sandpaper. I adjusted the length of mine to use 21” paper. I am probably going to make another that is for the 1”x30” paper when I get back from my vacation and try to mirror more of what he was doing by only using hand tools.

View PCDub's profile


395 posts in 1696 days

#6 posted 01-31-2019 02:18 PM

Is your oak piece 3/8” thick or 3/16”?

View Lindell Drake's profile

Lindell Drake

97 posts in 1572 days

#7 posted 01-31-2019 02:33 PM

3/16” sorry. Updated the op

Is your oak piece 3/8” thick or 3/16”?

- PCDub

View kiwilynne's profile


313 posts in 1230 days

#8 posted 01-31-2019 05:51 PM

What an awesome idea. Nice bending too!

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

View JL7's profile


8793 posts in 4417 days

#9 posted 02-01-2019 11:56 PM

I like it…well done.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics