Homemade 16" disk sander for my lathe, 2 tools in 1! The sanding disk is made from doubled up 3/4" plywood mounted to a face plate. The table is made from 3/4" plywood too mounted square to the disk. It attached to the lathe bed using 4 bolts at the location where an extension bed usually mounts, although I'll probably try to get away with just 2. Takes me just under 2 minutes to set up and that's without any practice and with my winter fat, should be able to shave that down a few seconds once I get back into my summer shape with a little conditioning.
- Bandsaw: http://amzn.to/2nzExSG
- Countersink drill bits: http://amzn.to/2mWsUlS
- Lathe tools: http://amzn.to/2nzoSD4
- Miter saw: http://amzn.to/2nzDGRU
- Forstner bit: http://amzn.to/2n9L31B
- Speed square: http://amzn.to/2mWnE1H
- Router: http://amzn.to/2mW6f9m
- Chisel: http://amzn.to/2mHYse1
- Glue: http://amzn.to/2mWkivf
- Sanding disk: http://amzn.to/2mWnd7c
- 3/4" plywood
- Drywall screws
- Bolts to fit lathe holes
I start by cutting out the pieces for the disks on my table saw, just over 16" square.
To trace out the circle, I make my own super rudimentary compass by attaching 2 screws in a piece of scrap wood 8" apart and scratch the surface of the wood to make the circle.
Both of these pieces are brought over to the bandsaw to cut them to shape.
I then drill a hole through both circles to aid in alignment later.
To attach these together I use glue and screws, so I draw some lines and measure for even screw alignment because I'm just too anal.