DIY Sanding Machine.




About: my name is luuk, dutch boy, i can make all kind of things out of random stuff :p

when i was trying to make my ring (chek it out if you haven't seen that instructable yet :D) i had to do a lot of work by making rhe ring flat and soft. i was playing around with a small motor and burned my finger because i touched the moving part of it. the idea was born... what if i glue some sanding paper to it?

the result was better than i hoped :)

Step 1: Finding Materials

you will need:
-sanding paper
-a motor
-a power source (9 or 12 v is enough for some kind of metal and for wood)
-something to cut with

Step 2: Making the Upper Part

cut out a piece of sanding paper just big enough so you can stuck it around the motor.

Step 3: All the Sand Came Of? What Now?

leave the old piece on it and just place another one (bigger than the previous piece) on top it. you can repeat that till you think it gets too bick and then you remove the old piece and replace it for a new one

Step 4: Putting Things Together

i use a 9v or 4 3V powersources. i prefer te 3 volt because it has more power, but the 9 v fits perfectly into the motor so it is easier to hold

Step 5: :)

good luck with building it and if you liked this instructable please chek out my other instructables :) leave a comment if you have any points of improvement or questions :)



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    9 Discussions

    Maximilian Rainer

    4 years ago

    Do you think it would be possible to use a 4.5v motor + battery pack?


    Nothing better than inspiration born of pain. ;-)

    This could be even more useful if a speed control circuit such as a P.W.M. is used as metal and wood machine best at different spindle speeds.

    2 replies

    Reply 4 years ago

    yea but the fun part that its easy to make and i just had to stretch my arms to get the materials, i dont have that kind of stuff in my room :'D


    4 years ago

    I normally do the sandpaper trick on a nail then slap it in my cordless drill


    4 years ago

    This is very cool because I have two scrap motors that would work perfect for this

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