Shopmade Spindle Sander

comments (3) April 11th, 2010 in blogs, Jigs

bricofleur Bricofleur -, contributor
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Material required: 3/4'' MDF, electric motor 1/4 HP, switch and electric wire, screws and glue, drum sanding kit and a motor shaft adaptor (from Lee Valley (68K0501, 68k0202, 68Z0201). I bought the motor at a flea market or at a yard sale for $10.

The motor is vertically screwed to one side, plumb. I used shims to get it 90° to the table top.

I asked a welder to elongate the chuck key with a 6"-long 3/8" bolt. He did it for free (it's my son-in-law).

It works great!   See this project from my website.





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Comments (3)

Vaneng Vaneng writes: Great idea.
I just happen to have a couple of motors. Will try it.
Posted: 6:01 pm on January 25th

Mitchinamecus Mitchinamecus writes: congrats!

I have a motor like that and i might try to build oje of those. Thanks for the idea.

Une idée simple mais brillante.
Posted: 1:26 am on December 5th

Erintheplaner Erintheplaner writes: Nice!! I'm going to lay it on its side with a table parallel to the motors axis,adjustable,guided,terminated with a bearing on the end of the shaft and a vacume hood. Looks like a great IDEA. Erin Electrical Engineer and wood worker. Thanks for the tip!!! AND I WELD also ha, COOL!
Posted: 3:35 am on December 27th

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