Improved adapters for BELT SANDING UNIT, to vertical and edge sanding.

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Project by bushmaster posted 02-11-2019 06:51 PM 1643 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wan’t going to post this project as I presented the idea in my last post half way through the day, but since I went back and totally rebuilt the adapters, and many may not have seen it earlier in the day. I have pretty well beat this sander unit idea to death, but someone still may be want to build one. Just an idea what you can do with this project. Here are some pictures of it as an edge sander and in vertical position. Made from scrap 2 inch stock, sturdy and assembled with screws only, could use any material.

For this interested on You Tube I completed this series with this final video

I see a number have Favorited this project, you may be interested in these possibilities. I enjoy using things I make myself.

Thank for staying with me on this sander project. Now I would like to get started on another model car. Only trouble is it is minus 20 C out there and the shop is kinda cold.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 02-11-2019 07:14 PM

Loved your various versions of this belt sander. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 02-11-2019 08:28 PM

Loved your build. Will be planning a similar build in my shop but not until Spring. IT’S BLOODY COLD HERE IN ALBERTA! And I hate it!!!!!!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#3 posted 02-11-2019 09:07 PM

Fantastic job! It looks like it takes the 4 by 24 belt. I have had as good of performance from H-F belts as I had from the others that cost 3 times as much.

Now is Brian going to make a better sander for 1 inch belts than the junky ones in the stores!

Check out some worn out shoes/slippers for a softer rubber bottom to use as a belt cleaner; it works. IF colored then run a little waste wood before going back to the project work.
The only thing I see that could be added is an angle adjustments-Made to lock in somehow for the frequently used ones and then adjustable or a different table to add for the seldom used angles too.

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

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#4 posted 02-11-2019 11:25 PM

Well done Brian.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 02-12-2019 01:42 AM

Is there no limit to your imagination Brian?
Great job Mate.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 02-12-2019 02:37 AM

Very clever!

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 02-12-2019 06:41 AM

Every additional feature is very welcome on such tools.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 02-13-2019 02:36 AM

Nice work, Brian. Is that table for the horizontal sander adjustable up and down? I have a table on mine, but it needs to be adjustable to use all of the belt. I have put shim pieces on it for now.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 02-13-2019 03:52 AM

Nice work, Brian. Is that table for the horizontal sander adjustable up and down? I have a table on mine, but it needs to be adjustable to use all of the belt. I have put shim pieces on it for now.

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

No, with the wrap around I thought it would be too much if others wanted to make one, my idea was the same as yours , just use shims, everyone has lots of short stock around. I never adjust my commercial one, I just hold the piece up by hand like I did on the video. I like this one better than my large one.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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