Making a thickness sander from a belt sander

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Forum topic by paulmon posted 01-26-2018 04:11 AM 548 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2018 04:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: thickness sander sander belt sander veneer jig

I put together a jig for sanding small pieces of wood to thickness and it worked much better than expected. (How often can one say that?) This allows me to make strips of veneer if need be. Which means that I don’t have to buy veneer when I only need a small piece and also allows me to make pieces from ‘special’ wood I may have. I didn’t make plans because every belt sander is different, but I’m sure the clever people here will have no problem figuring it out.

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#1 posted 01-26-2018 08:15 PM

Clever idea. I’ve done something similar with a small drum.

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#2 posted 01-26-2018 08:53 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 01-26-2018 09:14 PM

I’ve been thinking about making an attachment to do something very similar with my shop built belt sander.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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