Project: I just bought a Sealy 10 speed wood lathe Mr Sealy wanted £35 for delivery to N, Ireland on something that is free delivery for the rest of the UK, anyhow I sourced it for the same price and only £20 delivery, but I vowed that Mr Sealy wold never see the ridiculous price of 60 odd quid for the sanding attachment.
This instructable shows how to build a sanding table from about 3 quids worth of 3/4" plywood scraps.
Note, I buy the small cuttings of plywood from a local hardware store I once worked in, all I can carry for a few quid, sometimes if they have way to much scraps you get it for free as they don't have to dump it.
Your choice of a good quality sandpaper
spray contact adhesive
saw, drill, screwdriver, and not surprisingly a wood lathe.
This was a super easy build and is now one of my most useful tools.
Step 1: The Sanding Disk
The sanding disk is just a square of 3/4" plywood screw to the back plate It is just under 8" and fits a standers sandpaper sheet with about 1/4" to spare.
I intend to make some new back plates so all my various disks are always ready to use.
The plywood was screwed to the backplate with 3/4" screws, picture only shows 4 screw in place but i did use all 8.
The back plate was then attached to the lathe and was turned down to the desired size.
Plywood is not the nicest to turn, tools need to be sharp and tend to get quite hot and require cooling and also sharpening more than usual. safety goggles or even a face visor is highly recommended.