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2 x 72 belt sander

PeterT

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#2
Looks good. Did you build it from scratch or a partial kit or...?

When you have some time, I'd like to see some pics of the table once mounted & any adjust-ability features you'd care to show off.
 
#3
I built this from scratch. This was my third attempt to get things how I wanted them. I have a few ideas about further expansion, so, thats why I chose to make the table removable and I can make other fixtures to go on it.
My plan is to make a small wheel attachment next. The parts just came off the milling machine, just have to get them all put together belt grinder 2.jpg belt grinder 3.jpg
 

PeterT

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#4
Very cool. I've collected a bunch of screen grabs & filed them in the 'one day' folder. Most of the kits or plans involve welding which I am not set up for yet. I have seen some semi-fabbed & no-weld bolt-togethers too. And then there are commercial ones which vary between expensive & crazy expensive... but a guy is sanding tomorrow, not a year from now at my pace, so choose your poison. I'm not a blade-maker guy so many of the more specialized fixtures would be of less value, but I can see using the variable angles & platen orientations & variable speed. Mostly I am impressed with how those things can consume metal & I use my smaller woodworking equivalent of that a lot.

Anyways, looks good. Look forward so seeing it in action.