Set of sanders for a drill press

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Project by tamtum posted 02-03-2014 01:05 PM 5250 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a set of sanders to use it in my drill press. The set are include spindle sander and a belt sander. Now my next project will be a thickness sander.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 01:08 PM

very cool, awesome work, those will be used a lot

-- steve, simple and effective

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John Stegall

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 01:30 PM

Very good, you should write a blog on how you did it.

-- jstegall

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 03:58 PM

The belt sander setup is great! And a good way to save some money and space.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 02-03-2014 04:06 PM

Great project, very cool build.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-03-2014 04:16 PM

Innovative, good job Alexander!

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#6 posted 02-03-2014 05:24 PM

I like your idea of the belt sander. I tryed making a oscilating spindle sander with crank on a drill and an arm to the drill press handle once. worked but too much fidaly work getting it setup each time.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 02-03-2014 07:49 PM

Very cleaver and practical. Good job!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 02-04-2014 01:19 AM

cool project

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#9 posted 02-04-2014 01:38 AM

very nice, on my list to do

-- Joe, Ga

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#10 posted 02-04-2014 03:55 AM

Somebody using their brain. Very well done.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#11 posted 02-04-2014 01:25 PM

Just so you’re aware, the bearings in drill presses are not designed for side thrust. This will become an issue and lead to wobbling, and eventually concentric failure.

But still a nice project.

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#12 posted 02-05-2014 07:10 AM

Don’t drill presses use radial bearings, same as hobby lathes?

Neat project. I’ve seen all sorts of drill press sanders but I believe this is the first belt sander.

-- Rick M,

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#13 posted 02-05-2014 06:01 PM

Drill chucks aren’t designed for sideways pressure , may just come off arbor . Hose clamp looks dangerous . Harbor freight sells a cheap drum set that won’t beat your knuckles . Great ingenuity though .

-- Jeff,

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#14 posted 02-05-2014 06:47 PM

The hose clamp are temporarily. I will make wooden clamps in a stand. Drill chucks aren’t designed for sideways pressure, its true thats why need a base. I think thats the solution of that problem.Thanks for all the comments.

-- Alexander , Greece,

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#15 posted 02-05-2014 08:43 PM

I agree, the base should solve the problem.

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