Flap Sander




In this instructable i'm going to show you how to make a flap sander!

Step 1: Step 1: Tools

The tools you are going to need for this project are: a drill, a piece of sandpaper (gritsize doesn't matter but if you use sandpaper from a belt sander it will work better), a haksaw, a piece of scrap wood, a drill bit to drill circles, some glue (i used hobby glue) and a file.

Step 2: Step 2: Drill

Drill out two circles out of some wood and glue the together. I let the drill bit rest in the two things so the circles line up better.

Step 3: Step 3: Sawing

For my flap sander i drew 4 lines, you can draw
As manny as you want. Next i used a haksaw to saw gabs for the sand paper to
Fit in.

Step 4: Step 4: Sandpaper

Cut a few straps of sandpaper (if you use sandpaper from a belt from a belt sander it doesn't wear out as fast as normal sand paper and remain stiff) and glue them into the gaps. And you're done! If you want to put it in your drill you need to secure a bolt on it. I'm leaving it like this so i can put it on my router table that i will show you in another project



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    4 Discussions


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    a piece of wood when they want it smooth or if they want to clean it.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Perhaps these flap sanders are good for irregular shapes? Mostly I sand flat surfaces. For that I use disc, or belt sanders. Although I have an inline sander, and a couple oscillating palm sanders too.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea!

    I suggest you a twist: Before the cuts, do a hole where the cuts will go to end. Then you could fasten the flaps with a little piece of wooden rod, in order to change them easily.