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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
good idea, thanks
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
I like this.

I, too, use some thin strips for my rolling pins. I was using my single point bandsaw re-sawing jig as a fence but am unsatisfied with the "smoothness" of the finished strips. Hope you don't mind if I "borrow" this idea.

Lew
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
That is SO simple, effective, and just plain COOL!

Thank you very much!
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
That's a good idea I don't have a spindle sander but I bet you could do the same on a drill press with a DP table and a sanding drum

Thanks really good idea.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
I have the wood for the fence, so now I just need the tool…
Really nice idea.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
great suggestion. I've sanded the sandpaper on my feed belt on my wide sander when going too thin. I'll have to make one of these.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
You could do this with your drillpress too, but this seems like a better idea. I just hate drilling my tools though.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
Neat idea.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
Ike, you could mount it to a piece of plywood and c-clamp that to your sander.
Then you wouldn't have to drill into your machine.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
Kent, you just gave me an idea for my drum sander on the drill press.
I can see it would work on it as well. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
good idea Kent, i was planning on building an auxillary table for my thickness planer to achieve this. I may reconsider now.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
Great idea Kent.

Sanding those strips has been a challenge.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
This looks good Kent. I presume you are pushing the strip through against the rotation of the sanding sleeve and that the 'back' you are referring to is where the operator would be standing? Just checking because I tend to misinterpret back and front on machines.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
You are right Mike. I'm standing on the right side of the machine, feeding right to left.
I let go of one piece and it shot back out of the sander to the right. Of course I wasn't directly behind it. There is not a lot of force, but I would rather not be hit.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
I like the fact that you are not afraid to modify your tools to accomodate your work. Tools are meant to help you, and if it means drilling a small hole in the surface, then so be it. IMO, tools are meant to be used, and sometimes used up. I see folks building workbenchs using Paduk and such. I would never want to work on a bench like that, I'd be afraid of scratching it. LOL!
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
Kent
Tracking down your "over-engineered" comment on FreddyS's project, meaning there is no such thing. I still think there is a meaning to the concept…......I recall appliances and items over the years that just seemed to have a lot gizmos and stuff associated with them, but still didn't function any better than a simpler one.

Now this is not an over-engineered project. I would have tried to figure out a way to keep the piece of wood from flying through if you forgot to hold on. In fact, it strikes me that a kid could have a lot of fun with this thing seeing how far he could shoot things. This is an idea I will keep in mind, I might be able to rig something similar on my spindle sander. I will probably over engineer it, however….....(-:

........admittedly, I never use the phrase except in a humerous context…........

Have a good one….......I am trying to finish my next over engineered project in a row…....(-:

..........and I don't hesitate to modify tools as well…............
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
Oh, how accurate in terms of thickness can you sand a strip? I do pretty well making thin strips on my TS, but the sanding can change the dimensions, and thinking of accuracy for splines…........

I use my 12" disc sander to bring pieces to a press fit dimension…....but that wouldn't work for thicknessing long strips in an accurate fashion….....

Thanks in advance….......
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
Jim, I've had good luck with accuracy, however, I'm making several passes. I change the setting and sneak up on it. On the last setting, I run it though twice which seems to be better. One thing that is important is to keep the feed speed consistent. That will change the thickness a bit. That is the advantage to a drum sander, but since I don't have one yet, this is a cheap alternative. I have used it for splines recently and it worked well.

As far as my comment about over engineering, if you have seen my other jigs, you'll know this has been by far my most simple. I needed something quick becauase I was in the middle of a project. You won't believe the "engineering" that was going on in my mind. I had to slap myself and wake up in order to do something this easy.
 

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Thin Strip Sanding.

In my box bulding, I have been using a lot of thin strips for accent pieces, including miter splines.
Since they need to be accurate and consistent, I need an easy way to sand them. Although I own a Timesaver wide belt sander at my door shop, I do this work at my shop at home, so I don't want to make the trip unless I'm really doing a lot of pieces.

I have a floor model Jet spindle sander, so I built a simple jig that bolts to the top.
It is simply a fence with a pivot hole at one end, and a slot at the other to adjust the thickness.
I feed the piece from one end-be sure to hang on-it will shoot out the back side. After getting the piece fed far enough, I reach over with my left hand and pull it through. It is important to maintain a steady feed speed, as it will dip if you slow down or stop. It is usually better to set it a little thick and make several passes.
Doing both sides will clean up your saw marks.

Wood Table Flooring Gas Composite material

Wood Rectangle Household hardware Hardwood Gas

Wood Flooring Gas Machine Plywood


I drilled and tapped two 5/16" 18 hole in the top to accept the bolts
Wood Flooring Floor Hardwood Tool


The jig can easily adapt to a bench top spindle sander, or even a sander on a drill press.

Thanks for looking
Oh, that's how it is done….......a slap will keep you from over engineering. I'll remember that…........(-:

Hey thanks for the info. I doubt a drum sander is in my near future, so things like this are useful.
 

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