Update on the Thickness Sander

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Project by charger1966 posted 04-21-2008 10:16 PM 6001 views 11 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well Here is the finished Thickness Sander. Let me know what you all think. I’ll paint it in a few weeks.

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#1 posted 04-21-2008 10:23 PM

Looks great. I would keep thinking about adding a power feed though. Makes it a lot more fun to use.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-21-2008 10:27 PM

Looks good! How’s it working out?

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#3 posted 04-21-2008 10:30 PM

Looks great!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 04-21-2008 10:34 PM

Well the little I have used it in testing it works really well. The DC leaves very little dust on the front or back side of the conveyor belt.

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#5 posted 04-21-2008 11:00 PM

wow looks great. I think that i’ll build one soon. great job!

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#6 posted 04-21-2008 11:16 PM

Pretty sweet charger! Thats something every shop should have. How does what it cost to build compare to a similar store bought sander?


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#7 posted 04-21-2008 11:27 PM

I have invested $288. in it. Store bought ones this size run well over $1000.00

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#8 posted 04-21-2008 11:30 PM

Neat rise and fall mechanism! Don’t we get a thrill out of using something like this that we’ve made ourselves! I wish you many Years of successful sanding Lance.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#9 posted 04-21-2008 11:37 PM

This looks good to me. This is a tool that any shop would benefit from having.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 04-22-2008 12:08 AM

cool looking homemade tool.

hunter green is my suggested paint color !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 04-22-2008 01:33 AM

man that is massive…

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#12 posted 04-22-2008 02:44 AM

Awesome, how wide is it?

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#13 posted 04-22-2008 02:52 AM

It will sand a panel 24” wide. and up to 8” thick.

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#14 posted 04-22-2008 02:55 AM

I think I’d like to know where you got the plans or if you will give up the planx.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#15 posted 04-22-2008 03:14 AM

Wow most of us would just think about making this but you did. That’ one hell of a project. Not easly done.
Nice job.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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