Showing posts with label disc sander. Show all posts
Showing posts with label disc sander. Show all posts

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Disk And Spindle Sander Plan

So I am pretty sure I included this plan in a previous Popular Mechanics post. I found this plan today in my Plans-Projects-Models file, the resolution is better than the previous file and my new software cleaned and straightened out the file nicely. This is an advanced very heavy duty machine for the larger workshop. With a good finish you would never know it, but the machine is all built from laminated plywood. The drive components are mostly hardware store stuff, bearings, shafting etc. The double shaft motor is harder to find new, but if you can find a salvaged 1 hp grinder (usually 10") that would be perfect. Failing that a regular motor with an extra idler shaft mounted above the motor will give you drive from both ends. One thing I would change is the disk to a 12" or 16" disk, it would be easier to find replacement disks for these sizes, and would be better sized for 1 hp. Size your spindles to accept standard size sleeves for easy replacement. Or another option is to order and adapt a set of spindles from a machine supplier like Busy Bee .

Friday, March 23, 2018

Getting The Most Out Of Your Abrasive Tools

So from Delta Manufacturing Co. comes this small manual dealing with grinders, belt, and disc sanders. Delta published many "Getting The Most Out Of Your . . . ." manuals covering most shop machines. More than one edition of each manual was published, this one was from 1939.

I have Lindsay's reprint of this copy, but I had a small file on disc. The pictures have a pinkish tinge to them but otherwise its a good copy. Some good information, jigs and tips for operating this equipment here, regardless of brand.

To download go to my Books - Free Downloads page. #51 - 4 MB - pdf