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    Hi,
    Here is a couple of belt sanders I made. The small green one is a 1x42 and I used a 1/3 hp motor from a water pump for it. The larger one is a 2x48 with a 1-1/2 hp motor.
    Last edited by Dave Merdian; 02-10-2009, 08:04 AM.

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    Nice sanders....good job!
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    • #3
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      • #4
        Very interesting.

        Did you make the wheels or buy them? If you bought them, where did you get them?

        Nice design.



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        • #5
          Bob,
          I made the wheels. The top wheels are made out of alumium and have a 1 degree crown to them. The bottom wheel on the 1x42 is aluminum also and the 2x48 is steel. I made it from a piece of 6" pipe and welded a center in it and turned it from there.
          Later,
          Dave

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          • #6
            Very nice! Building a bench top 2x42 belt sander has been on my to-do list for a while. I only have a little Delta 1x42 now, and it works, but it lacks power and a wider belt would be real handy. Did you build yours off of a set of plans? Are the plans available?
            Corm

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            • #7
              Corm,
              I got a drawing for the frame off one of the machinist forums. I will have to see if I can find it again. It has been a while ago. I had to make some changes to it. I just kind of figured out the speed I needed and made the drive wheel from that. I cut the frame out of 3/8" aluminum on my milling machine.
              Later,
              Dave

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              • #8
                Corm,
                I found the drawing at:
                http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/sho...t=23230&page=3

                and some pics at:
                http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/sho...ht=belt+sander

                http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb...ht=belt+sander

                I will have to look at mine and see what changes I made.

                Later,
                Dave

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                • #9
                  Thank you Dave!
                  Corm

                  Miller 180SD, Millermatic 251, Lincoln SP125+, Hypotherm 350

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