Craftsman/King Seeley 9x30 Lathe #2: Shop made disc sander lathe attachment

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Blog entry by Woodknack posted 04-14-2013 02:16 AM 3622 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up some 6” psa sandpaper at the Borg, cut a couple MDF circles and attached them to faceplates. The stand is made from 1/2”x 3” black pipe and a floor flange. I found some 9” psa discs online so I can go a bit bigger.

-- Rick M,

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 04:54 AM

Slick! nice that the pipe fits the Banjo. You asked about the drive center on the lathe on youtube. it is an very worn (from sanding) standard four blade. the center was drilled out to accept 1/4” shaft adapters in place of the standard pointy one. this allows me to chuck op on a drilled hole on the fly. the lever action tail stock helps to speed things up a bit too. I got a notification by email and answered youhere because i cant access you tube from this computer.

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 05:31 AM

I wondered if maybe you had modified a spur. I also meant to ask if that was a carbide tipped blade, it was slashing through that wood like it was nothing.

Yeah the black pipe is 7/8” O.D., same as the factory tool posts.

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 01:23 PM

”I found some 9ā€ psa discs online so I can go a bit bigger.”

When I was building my disc sander ( ) I asked about size and it seems everyone says “Go bigger”. So I did some searching online and found 12” sandpaper discs on ebay. There’s a bunch of folks that sell it in packs of varying grits. HF only has the 12” in one pack of 2 sheets at 120grit. But they have several packs of 10” paper. If the disc in your pix is 9”, you might just have enough room to go with the 12”

Just a thought….

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 03:13 AM

The swing on the lathe is 9” so I can’t go bigger than that. Someday I may build a disc sander and go 16” or bigger.

-- Rick M,

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