Simple disk sander for the lathe

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Project by Scott posted 11-03-2019 10:31 PM 972 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sanding disk is a piece of plywood screwed to a faceplate on the lathe. I cut the disk on the bandsaw then trued up the disk on the lathe after mounting it to the faceplate. I have a roll of adhesive backed sandpaper which I attached to the disk. Then I used the tool support holder for mounting the work table, which is just a dowel glued to some pine.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 11-04-2019 06:02 AM

What is that about 12” diameter? If it sits 90 to the deck, it’s a deal.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 11-04-2019 11:53 AM

Yes it is a 12” lathe, so I made it slightly smaller, and everything is square.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#3 posted 11-04-2019 02:20 PM

Another cool shop upgrade project!!! Nice work

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 11-04-2019 05:42 PM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing, I like the idea!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#5 posted 11-04-2019 10:19 PM

A larger sanding disk I saw always a welcome tool in any shop.
Good job!

-- James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 11-05-2019 05:08 PM

Thats very cool. I have a 12” just like that,
and want to do the same thing.
Good job, and thanks for sharing

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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