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This is so simple I know that it has to have been done before.

It's kind of a pain lining up the holes on a Random Orbital Sander. I just took a 6" square piece of wood, drilled 4, 3/8" holes lined up using a disk and glued in some dowels. The dowels have been rounded at the top. They stick up about 3/4".

Just put on a disk loop side up, lower the sander, rotate it a little until the holes line up (helped by the rounded pegs) lower it all the way and you have perfectly lined up disk.

Another cool thing it that you can stack up more than one disk in order of grit size. I show 8 disks but I only add 4 at a time since the top disk will stick before the holes are lined up. Great for working your way through the grits.

You could make one for 5 hole disks and for Festool disks also whatever they have.

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Great idea! your right it is pain, now i have something to do tomorrow, thanks.
 

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That is so simple….but it's pure genius! Great idea..I will be making one of those.
 

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Hi Gary:
You've been peeking in my shop again haven't you! <vbg>

 

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See, I knew that someone had done it before!
 

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Deja Vu!

cheers
Bob
 

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Yep! It's a product. You just saved yourself some money with your cleverness :)
 

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Crap, something else for my list of things to do! Very neat idea.
 

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I've seen this one in "Wood Magazine's Jigs, Tips and Techniques". Nice jig though.
 

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Thanks for posting this great idea Gary. I always have trouble lining those darn things up. I imagine there will be about 14,000 of these things out there before long.
 

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To tell you the truth I never thought of a jig, I am fairly good at hitting the holes. But this is a great Idea, especially if you have to change grits often.
Thanks Gary for the idea and the post!
Dave
 

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Great idea Gary. I'll add to my list.

Thanks
 

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this is really great…now if you add a few of these and have them slide out of drawers…I think that is the tweak I will add…but I love this idea of the "install"...brilliant…
 

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Simple but effective. Well done.
 
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