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Friday, September 25, 2009

Making Sanding Pads

Here's a quick little pictorial showing how my padded sanding discs and fitted together. Anyone with some threaded rod and a wood lathe could turn something similar, with work.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Building a Buffing and Sanding Workbench

This time around I've got four motors to somehow turn into usable buffing and sanding tools, AND work out a way that two people can get to them at once, AND make sure each one has adjustable dust collection that can be shifted around to best match a variety of sizes of sanding discs and wheels.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Building a Buffing Station

We've just finished assembling a buffing workstation for the new workshop. Like everything else here, it's a bit cobbled together due to our total lack of funds, but need breeds ingenuity, as they say, and I believe this creation will do a fine job for us. There are still two additions I'd like to make - wire covers over the vac intakes (to prevent stems from being sucked down the pipes if dropped), and a folding clear plexi shield mounted on the front, to prevent compound from ever flying up into the eyes. But, even as it is now, it's already a good bit more user-friendly than it originally was in Herbignac, and I look forward to playing with it.

As with previous illustrated strips like this, click the images for greatly enlarged versions.