Make Your Own Sanding Mop

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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:

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

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    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.

    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.

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

    Great Idea shall have to give this a go

    got to save this idea for the wood/workshop hacks

    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.

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    I used a lock nuts to prevent that

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

    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.

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

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

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

    simple and clever. Just like an instructable should be.

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

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    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.

    That's right that's why I did it

    Just to smooth the sharp edges away