video Old "Portable" Belt Sander Workbench Mount
A friend gave me an old heavy Craftsman portable sander.  The sander was designed for heavy table or even floor sanding.  I never used it due to its heft.  I did want a bench top sander for various projects.  I cleaned up the sander and built a large permanent mount for it.  The project came out pretty well and I look forward to using it.  (I have a CNC project lined up and before that project I wanted to have a sander to help form and finish all of the parts.)

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pfred22 years ago
I have the same model belt sander. I made a base for mine so I can use it stationary, but mine lays flat with no work rest. Mine is easy to take the sander out of because I use it hand held often too. Let me take a picture of it so you can see what it looks like, the uploader on this site appears to be broken so I put a picture of my sander stand here:


The PC in the background is for my CNC project I'm working on.
stangtime (author)  pfred22 years ago
Similar idea. And, yep, same sander. Hopefully after the holidays and during the winter months I can get seriously going with this CNC build. Time and money...always a challenge to find both.
PS1182 years ago
Very cool!

One time I saw a similar idea (I believe it was in this book) but they had it in more of a box (picture sides and a back on yours). That way they could lay it horizontally or even on a side for more sanding options.
stangtime (author)  PS1182 years ago
Good idea. Thanks for the comments and link. I'll check it out.