Oscillating Spindle Sander Cabinet

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Project by OakHill posted 08-30-2013 09:10 AM 3982 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet is mounted on a Mobile Machine Base and can be rolled
to any work area in the shop as required. The mobile base has a foot operated
control lever which makes raising and lowering the cabinet easy. The
base foot lever is currently located in the back. I will be moving the lever to
the side so that the cabinet drawers do not open when moving. (OOPS!)

The drawers are installed with full extension drawer slides for easy access
to items in the back of the drawer. Each drawer is partitioned for the different
diameters of sanding covers and grits used with the various spindles.

The sander has its own dust collection bag, which works OK, and does not require
a separate vacuum hook up.

A sheet of laminate is adhered to the top and the paint selection was taken from
the color scheme of the entire shop

-- John, Illinois,

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#1 posted 08-30-2013 11:39 AM

Nice build! One of the best things I did in my shop was to make everything mobile.

You know, if you were to convert your spindles to hook & loop you would save SO much space storing those tubes! Take a look at a really old post of mine – I am certain you can apply this idea to yours.

Oh yeah – LOVE the bright colors!

Thanks for posting!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#2 posted 08-30-2013 12:16 PM

Nice, John. I like the bright colors. Like your flooring mats… I’ve got those in my shop also. Brings brightness, and happiness into the equation. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 08-30-2013 04:20 PM

Very nice cabinet John and very practical being mobile… I plan on including mine into the out feed table of my table saw.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 08-30-2013 04:52 PM

I like it. It has a Mondrian look.

-- This is a Troll Free zone.

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#5 posted 08-30-2013 06:46 PM

Very nice idea and build—sure beats the metal stand approach even if it is on wheels that I have.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 08-30-2013 07:11 PM

So funny colours!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-30-2013 09:32 PM

I wish I was that organized !
Well designed and built, I like that it is mobile .

-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 08-30-2013 10:58 PM

It’s so colorful. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#9 posted 09-02-2013 02:50 PM

I like the colored drawers, makes is easy to remember what is in each and if you have to send a helper to get a tool the RED DRAWER is always easier than the 2nd drawer down ect etc.

Nice work, mobility has definite advantages long term.

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

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#10 posted 09-02-2013 04:17 PM

Hi Woodbutcherbynight!

You figured it out! The color coded drawers is a theme I started with my workbench, which I plan on showing soon, and it works great for both getting tools and for returning them.

Saves a great deal of time overall and yes it has helped many times when I needed someone to retrieve a tool.

It also makes for a good conversation topic.

Thanks for your comments.

-- John, Illinois,

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#11 posted 09-12-2013 02:19 AM

Well built and a great idea on the different colors. I could use a color scheme in areas of my shop too. I’m sure it helps. Can’t wait to seethe workbench. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 09-18-2013 02:05 AM


I painted some 7 gallon buckets a friend gave me that had pool supplies in them the same way, any odd colored spray paint was fair game. They work well for preserving mortar mix, concrete mix, sand, fertilizer, the list is endless. Like you I have a theme in the shop, it is more simplified though, cram as much material, and tools as inhumanly possible in the smallest amount of space. Next step will to remember where all of it is…..... (laughing)

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

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