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Picture of Power Scary Sharpening System
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I was inspired to make this attachment after watching a YouTube video posted by someone named Dave Bardin and seeing this one machine he had in his workshop. I thought I could make one of those. Then I thought more and figured I really don't have the room for it, and it would have been a complicated build anyways. But then I thought of just making a sanding arbor for my milling machine that would essentially do the same thing for me.

This I did and it is made out of a piece of heavy wall 1/2" tubing that I tapped out to 3/8 x 24 TPI on one side. A bolt, a couple of washers and the disc itself and it is done. I made my disc 6 inches in diameter to fit six inch PSA discs that I have a bunch of. Initially I thought about using plain wet or dry sandpaper but I could not get a big enough disc out of a sheet and still get a couple of discs cut out of a single sheet. I am going to cut a few more six inch discs out of a piece of scrap melamine I have here so I can leave a few different grits mounted and don't have to peel any off in order to change grits.

I made a trammel guide for my router to cut the discs out so it is easy enough to make them. I'll put a disc of PSA sandpaper on each side of each disc and write what grit it is on the side of the disc with an arrow pointing to the side the grit is on.
craftclarity7 months ago

Power Scary sounds like a metal band.

I'd love to see step-by-step of this...!

pfred2 (author)  craftclarity7 months ago

There isn't much more to it than the pictures show here. Just some wooden discs bolted to tubing that I threaded, then stuck sandpaper to. But here is a link to the step by step that I posted

http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Made-Sanding-...