Introduction: Make Your Own Sanding Mop

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I made this sanding mop for my drillpress and it works great !

You can use it for sanding small projects and to made sharp edges smooth.

Hope you injoy it

Step 1: What You Need:

Picture of What You Need:

1. Abrasive cloth or old beltsander belts

2. Piece of 6 mm plywood

3. Clamps

4. Nuts and Bolts and washers M12

5. Scrollsaw / jigsaw

6. Masking tape

Step 2: For the Total Instruction Watch the Video


lindas10 (author)2017-03-04

What genius!

blkadder (author)2016-06-28

An excellent project I have to say. I am getting ready to put one of these on my drill press, and I may make one for my bench grinder. Thanks for the great idea.

johnrhaney (author)2016-06-26

I finally made a mop of your design to help me remove old finish from an old child's rocker I am restoring for my granddaughter. I initially used 120 grit. After reviewing your video, I'm going to make a 2nd one using 80 grit. Great addition to shop. Thanx.

rjcullis (author)2015-09-25

Really good and it lets you make one for whatever grit you like.

buck2217 (author)2015-06-24

Great Idea shall have to give this a go

hegure_ryu (author)2015-05-05

got to save this idea for the wood/workshop hacks

Ray.Meloury (author)2015-05-01

The ideal nut and bolt for this situation really needs to be a left handed thread. Otherwise you will find that with the rotation of the drill it works itself loose.

hboom (author)Ray.Meloury2015-05-02

I used a lock nuts to prevent that

Ray.Meloury (author)hboom2015-05-02

Good idea but even lock nuts will loosen over time due to the vibrations but it would help some.

hboom (author)Ray.Meloury2015-05-03

I have my first sanding mop for many years... and never had the problem of a loosning nut.... Or use some CA glue to lock the nuts. And use a heatgun to loose them again.

Couldn't you use whatever nut and threaded rod you want, just flip it over so that the orientation works in your favor?

Flipping it over wouldn't change its orientation, it stays the same. If you wanted to get fancy you could change the rotation of the drill then it would work in your favour correctly. Much easier to get a left handed threaded nut and bolt then with the standard rotation it will become self tightening on its own. eg; think of the principles that an angle grinder or circular saw uses.

I didn't think it all the way through, you're right.

MichaelAtOz (author)2015-05-02

You could use finer grades on one end (ie top/bottom) and course on the other.

grayl (author)2015-04-28

How many jigsaw blades did you wear out by cutting the sandwiched sandpaper strips with it ;-)

hboom (author)grayl2015-05-02

To many :-) but I used at the end some blades for metal cutting.

vincent7520 (author)2015-04-28

simple and clever. Just like an instructable should be.

But I don't see why the rod should be filed ?

Perhaps so that while the sander is in use the threads wont get worn down and come loose. Or maybe the threads could damage the chuck. Might even be just for aesthetics. Good question.

hboom (author)kakashibatosi2015-05-02

That's right that's why I did it

hboom (author)vincent75202015-05-02

Just to smooth the sharp edges away

stephenmack (author)2015-04-28

I would love to use this for my wood working projects

271828183141592654 (author)2015-04-28

This is a very good project to make.

BeachsideHank (author)2015-04-26

These things are very useful across a wide range of material: wood, metal, plastic, bone, etc.

IDThoris (author)BeachsideHank2015-04-28

Flesh. I've never cut myself in the shop (knock for luck) but I sure have sanded myself a couple of times. Not the finish I was hoping for.

BeachsideHank (author)IDThoris2015-04-28

Go to a spa, they'll charge you big bucks for the same thing only they'll call it something like "Youth Restoring Dermabrasion".

Hmm, I think I smell a possible Instructable in that joke...

hboom (author)2015-04-28

Thank you all for the comments. Well it costed my some scrolls aw blades I had some blades to cut metal. And that worked better.. You can use it on a normal drill too. And use different grit.

jermncoco (author)2015-04-28

That's a good idea. Could probably be adapted for a Dremel as well. Good job!

madebyannie (author)2015-04-28

awesome video and instruction! Thanks

Mindmapper1 (author)2015-04-28

excellent I will be making some of these thanks for sharing

Łukasz (author)2015-04-28

I never knew sanding mops existed, how cool

hhanlin (author)2015-04-28

Wonderful intructable!

hboom (author)2015-04-27

Your right

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