long belt sander?

Has any one made a long belt sander - around 1m lenth with old drill parts and preferably with out lathe work.... >

Question by agatornz 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


repair of belt sander

I have borrowed a belt sander from a friend to do a job........ and the sanding belt broke and stuck on the roller. I eventually managed to get it out. Tried the sander without the belt and one roller worked - the other didn't. I fitted a new belt (the right way round) but it didn't work. I've tried to remove the sanding belt, but it's sticking on the end of the roller that didn't work. Any ideas on what might be wrong please? It's looking at the moment as though I'm going to have to go out and buy a new one!! Any help would be gratefully received!

Topic by Fevver 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Dw433 burnt out motor worth fixing ?

I have a. Dw433 lx 110 v that has burnt out, three questions  is it worth fixing if so what is the part number  could I convert tom240 v

Question by Palace64 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


The Hello Kitty Belt Sander

These folks did the most excellent Hello Kitty mod to their belt sander for a belt sander drag racing event. I would love to see this screaming down the wooden drag strip. Flickr link Flickr setvia BoingBoing

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to make a horizontal sander?

Any ideas on how to make a horizontal sander like the one in this picture? I would like to use it for sanding bottles that i have managed to cut and want to make a nice and smooth edge on them. Thank you

Question by Tibor91 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Dewalt belt sander DW433 does not spin. HELP!

I just bought a used dewalt dw433 and it arrived DOA.  It is the one with the sanding frame and don't want to have to send it back because I got it for a great price (now I know why).  The motor runs (that is to say the armature spins), but the belt and the drive pulley does not.   The motor gets electricity so the brushes and armature should be fine. But could this be a drive belt or a "field" problem? I am very mechanically inclined but have never dealt with this type of diagnosis/repair.  I am sure I could fix it myself if I just found out what needs replacing. Please help!

Question by sbinig 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Is using a wet grinding wheel or a wet belt sander easier to grind curved glass pieces?

I make lamp shades out of glass pieces. I take glasses in different colors break them apart and then wire them onto frames to make the shades. I have found that hand sanding down the edges on these pieces just takes too long to do. I am contemplating getting a sander but am wondering wether the flat surface of the belt sander will work for the curved pieces of glass, or if a wheel would get into the curve better. Anyone had any experience with either method?

Question by abborn 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Which sander should I get?

I plan to get a belt sander soon, and I have narrowed the options down to two. Both are essentially the same, with only minor differences. The first one is from Axminster. This is the cheaper of the two, but I have been told by a few people (professional cabinet maker, DT teacher) that they normally offer superior quality products. I also know from experience that their customer service and delivery speed is the best of the two options. The second one is from Machine Mart. This is more expensive and looks sturdier, but I believe this company's target market is slightly different - to put it bluntly, I don't think the products which they offer are as far up the market as Axminster's. However, I recently purchased a few things from them, Including my pillar drill. This drill is the same brand as the sander and I am extremely pleased with it. The confusing thing is that the people who told me that Axminster are normally the best are also the people who told me that you get what you pay for when it comes to tools. I know the difference is only £10 but I am a 16 year old on an allowance, so I can only really afford to get it right first time. Which one do you think I should get?

Question by scarabeetle101 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How does a spindle sander oscillate? Answered

I'm wanting to cobble together a spindle sander using the guts of a hand drill. Mounting it is pretty trivial, but it would be very cool if I could make it oscillate vertically as well. Unfortunately, I don't have a spindle sander to take apart so I can see how it operates. Can anyone tell me what mechanism moves the spindle up and down? Does it use the same motor that rotates the spindle, or is there a secondary actuator involved?

Question by yoyology 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to build a vertical round sander?

Hello everyone. I recently started recycling empty bottle by cutting them and would like to build some sort of round sander that stands vertically on the ground or a table. I was thinking of maybe buying and old motor of some sort and attaching a piece of plywood maybe and just glue a sandpaper on it to sand of the edges off bottles to make drinking glasses or vases.Any advices would be appreciated or different ideas. Thank you.

Question by Tibor91 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago



Alternative power source for power-tool enhancement design project? Answered

Hi this is my first post here :-) I'm a Design student in London currently researching power-tools. I've made this really crude prototype of a system that looks at enhancing the vibration of a power-drill by vibrating the user as they pull the trigger on the power-drill. It consists of a 12v 55AH car battery running through a 300watt 12v to 230v inverter which in turn powers a cheap 135watt 230volt orbital sander. It's all mounted to a British Army paratrooper clansman radio pack frame and has a very crude wooden arm with a temp on/off toggle switch mounted inside a vitamin c bottle :-) and tapped with gaffa tape, very much bricolage.... I used what I had to hand and what was cheap, i know it's not safe (yet) but i'd like some opinions on alternative smaller and lighter power sources? I know I could just use cordless sanders but there expensive and i need multiple units 2-3 and as this is only a small part of what I'm doing so cost is an issue. I'm considering looking at cheap 12v battery packs from cordless drills but don't fancy using lithium and blowing myself up? All suggestions and opinions appreciated! Thanks James

Question by le_bricoleur 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Alternative power source for power-tool enhancement design project?

Hi this is my first post here :-) I'm a Design student in London currently researching power-tools. I've made this really crude prototype of a system that looks at enhancing the vibration of a power-drill by vibrating the user as they pull the trigger on the power-drill. It consists of a 12v 55AH car battery running through a 300watt 12v to 230v inverter which in turn powers a cheap 135watt 230volt orbital sander. It's all mounted to a British Army paratrooper clansman radio pack frame and has a very crude wooden arm with a temp on/off toggle switch mounted inside a vitamin c bottle :-) and tapped with gaffa tape, very much bricolage.... I used what I had to hand and what was cheap, i know it's not safe (yet) but i'd like some opinions on alternative smaller and lighter power sources? I know I could just use cordless sanders but there expensive and i need multiple units 2-3 and as this is only a small part of what I'm doing so cost is an issue. I'm considering looking at cheap 12v battery packs from cordless drills but don't fancy using lithium and blowing myself up? All suggestions and opinions appreciated! Thanks James

Question by le_bricoleur 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Please help! knife sharpening jig for belt sander

I have a small belt sander that I use for sharpening knives but sharpening angle consistency is always a problem.  I've been trying to comue up with a jig to maintain a constant angle against the belt sander (see photo) Ideas?  I can't seem to figure out a viable solution to what should be a simple solution....right??!!!

Topic by adaniele 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Make an AC electric sander motor serviceable for projects?

I am currently making an instructable that requires an electric motor.  I have a Porter Cable electric sander motor that I was going to use for the project.  The ideal motor for this project needs to be able to hook into a wall outlet and the speed of the motor needs to be adjustable by a rheostat or some other adjustable device.  I recently tried connecting the AC motor to a wall outlet which in return the motor began to heat up and produce smoke while showing no movement whatsoever.  I thought this would work because the motor had no power transformer attached inside the sander whenever I took the sander apart.  The base of my question is: How do I go about converting the right amount of voltage or current so that I can use the motor to my discretion of speed?

Question by Do0dle 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


i cant get a circuit to work right. HELP!!!?

So im making a circuit with a motor in it, powered by a 9v battery ( if this helps it was originally used for 2 double a's when i got it out of a small hand held fan) it goes decently fast, but im using it so i can make a rotary sander. so i thought why not put another 9v battery on it? that would make it faster right? so i make the circuit bigger and put the other 9v battery on. but for some reason it no goes slower :(. please help me!

Question by andyweigl 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Could i use a 1 3/4 HP electric sander for a homemade pocket bike?

If i were to use a sander how would i make it cordless. or would it be better to just use a 20-25 cc gas weedeater

Question by The Red Button 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to convert a small 3-wheel bandsaw into a strip sander?

I have an old (fully working) 3-wheel Draper bandsaw made redundant some time back by a new, larger Axminster bandsaw. I think it would be useful if I could convert it for use as a strip sander. Anyone done this? Anyone got any bright ideas?

Question by RayArdia 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


My Belt Sander Can Beat Your Circular Saw

Has your hobby become mainstream when it's covered by the New York Times? Power Tool Drag Racing gets coverage in My Belt Sander Can Beat Your Circular Saw:TEN feet short of the finish line, Barbie Airplane was stranded.A screaming speedster powered by a whirling circular saw flew from a wooden ramp at the recent Power Tool Drag Racing competition in Seattle.The cheerful contraption -- a Craftsman belt sander crowned with a powder-blue toy plane -- had been careening down the 75-foot racetrack moments earlier. Then the sander's rotating belt came undone, stopping it dead.In the neighboring lane, Heavy Metal Waste, a circular saw souped up with skateboard wheels and flaming antennas, had already rocketed past. Cheers of victory rang from the bleachers.along with a nod to our very own Power Tool Racer Instructable:If this kind of tinkering sounds tricky, there's no need to re-invent the wheel, or the saw blade, for that matter. A detailed tutorial at Instructables.com gives step-by-step directions for converting a circular saw into a racer, courtesy of Jeremy Franklin-Ross, co-founder of the Hazard Factory artists' collective in Seattle.More news and press about Instructables here.

Topic by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Should I make an ible about making a homemade mini sander? Answered

Question by NebulaIX 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


reliable way to set and maintain the angle between my belt sander and the piece i'm working on

Effectively i need a angleable and lockable table with an adjustable stop to help me maintain the angle between the face of my belt sander and the peice (knife) i'm working on can anyone help?

Question by madenairy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


is there any airsoft fields where there's no age limit in sanders county, mt?

I want to go airsofting, but I'm just about 11, so, are there any fields I can go to in this area?

Question by commanderzhao 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


join the J.W.P (jerks with purpose)

Come join the J.W.P.!

Topic by Zach Sanders 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



What can I use to strip powder coating without sandblasting? Answered

I have some tins that I want to strip but they have powder coating. I've tried heavy duty strippers and a sander and a 9" wire wheel sander none of which work that well. Any suggestions? The 9" wire wheel did remove some of the paint but it also burnt or melted the metal faster then it removed the paint. Those cookie tins are thin.

Question by threadbare 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do i refinish old beaten splintery loft floors, inexpensively?

My floors are in terrible shape. they are old, there are holes, uneven planking, chipping paint, often provide splinters, and are very hard to clean. they need to be sanded down, painted, and sealed. however hiring a professional is far beyond my budget, and am here looking for ideas on how to do it myself. note, ive considered renting a floor sander, but have been advised against it for 3 reasons: 1) very expensive 2) very messy 3) possibility that the professional grade floor sander might further damage the floor, by ripping up loose planks, or chipping the old wood. its been suggested to me to try using a palm sander, but that seems to take FOREVER. id like to seal the floors. any creative approach is helpful. thanks!

Question by badnewsbecca 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Halloween!!!

Ok guys Halloween is coming up so we need some good halloween pranks! im dressing up as a kkk member this year lol! post some good stuff if you find it!

Topic by Zach Sanders 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hello

Whats up. I just wanted to thank you for joining my group. feel free to contribute anything that would help the J.W.P. and don't forget to always have a prank up your sleeves!

Topic by Zach Sanders 11 years ago


Can I remove vinyl tile adhesive from concrete by some sort of power sander machine?

I see that people recommend using different kinds of solvent (and lots of elbow grease) to get the adhesive residue off, but I have an area that is north of 500 sq. feet.  Tile is off and we'd like to stain the concrete.  Thanks for any suggestions.

Question by TracyS131 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Why do Inkwells come in pairs ? Answered

I have two pairs of inkwell sets. Why to you frequently find sets like this? I know about sanders but they have different lids don't they?

Question by randomray 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Where do I found replacement parts for a Chicago Electric Power Tools

Chicago Electric Power Tools 7" orbital sander, model number:92623. I need to replace the variable speed switch?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


I made a nifty invention that generates light...what do I do with it? Answered

 Ok, I was tinkering around with some  interesting materials today and I invented a strange thing. It's a chunk of greenish resin (impregnated with certain chemicals) about the size of a soda bottle cap. I was shaping it with an electric sander (it had sharp edges), and I noticed it gave off dim green light wherever it was touching the sander. I decide that the friction/heat generated by the sander somehow made it give off light... So I went to a dark room and dropped it in a beaker filled with water I boiled in the microwave. AND IT LIGHTS UP It gives off a pretty bright green light. Not bright enough to read by (unless it's big text), but easily bright enough to navigate a cluttered room. I dunked it in cold water...and the light practically turns off. It seems to get brighter the hotter it gets. I hit it with my torch, and it lit up REAL bright, and then "turned off" (that particular sample doesn't work now :S) What should I do with it? Anyone have ideas for possible applications?

Question by nepheron 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is the best way to make Aluminum powder?

I don't have a coffee grinder, or a blender that will make it fine enough, and my belt sander spins the wrong way to collect it. I have all of the aluminum. Can you help?

Question by Thelonelysandwitch 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


What can simple yet cool project can I make with a bandsaw, drill, dremel, palm sander, and a circular saw? Answered

I'm interested in woodworking. We were cleaning out our workshop when I noticed a couple of power tools. I was given the ok to use them if i used safety of course. The machines are listed above and I have plenty of plywood to work with. Keep in mind I'm 13 so nothing too difficult :P

Question by patriots8888 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Wood working help?

To make this question as short as possible, I'll get straight to the point. I am making a replica of a weapon from a game from wood, however the blade is quite large. Its a kind of battleaxe (see picture below) however I'm having a hard time finding a way to get quite a big piece of wood to slope to a point like a blade would. So basically I want to make a large piece of wood into a long wedge shape but I cant figure out how to do it. As you can see in the picture, using the hand on the handle for size reference, it is quite a large blade. The tools I have in my workshop are: A table saw, a band saw, a scroll saw, mitre saw, drills, handsaws, and chisels. (these are the only tools I think would come in handy, I do not have any tools such as a belt sander, though I do have an orbital sander if that helps) Any help it appreciated! Thanks.

Question by Hiyadudez 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


USB Controlled Microcontroller

Hi, i'm new to microcontrollers and I want to make a Usb powered and controlled 5 x 20 Led array using charlieplexing, and I have a few questions: - Is there only 1 led on at a time when charlieplexing? - What microcontroller should I use? - Is there a good instructable on connecting a USB to a microcontroller? (i've searched) - Does anyone have a suggestion for a programmer. Thank You, Sander

Topic by DELETED_svkatwijk 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


can you fix a guitar with wood putty alone?

I have an old acousitc guitar witch my music teacher gave me (Mrs. M's so nice) it has tons of cracks and. I was wondering if I could fix it by just using wood putty and a sander and then spray paint it a different color. any suggestions? *i'm also gonna make an instructable out of this.

Question by Irock148 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What are some good tools to have? Answered

I have a drill (2 actually), a dremel, and a hand-held sander. I also have as many wrenches and screwdrivers and hammers (the smaller things) as I need. I have $40 dollars in a giftcard to Home Depot. What tools would be good to have? Look at my instructables if you need to figure out what i would use them for.

Question by freeza36 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I connect a twisted copper lead to a carbon brush motor? Can it be soldered? Answered

The tiny wire connected to the carbon brush on my palm sander broke off right at the carbon brush. Is this solder-able? The 3/8" bit of wire is connected to a blade connector on one end and used to be connected to a small depression on the side of the brush. Thanks for any advice.

Question by aeray 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a cheap way to reduce noise from workshop ? Answered

Hi all, I was wondering what the cheapest way is to reduce the noise coming from my workshop, which is basically a tin shed. Im using it as a small forge and appreciate that the sound of hammer on anvil is not blockable (think thats a word) but i also use a belt sander, power tools etc, so would like to try and minimise the noise heard outside. Any ideas ?

Question by Squibo 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What Powertools do you have? and what would you recommend?

I have a... Mini Workzone Bench GrinderDeWalt Drill and Driver SetRyobi JigsawOzito SharpenerOzito Random Orbital, Detail, Belt sandersOzito Angle GrinderWhat Powertools do you have and what Powertools would you recommend?

Question by TheInstructableTinkerer 4 months ago


(newsletter) Steampunk Top Hat, See-Through Concrete, Polaroid Camera Hack

Steampunk Top hat See-Through Concrete Non-Polaroid Film in a Polaroid Camera Fix Your Headphones Paracord Belt Cats Plastic Bags Traditional Carved Bone Pendant Hard Drive Rotary Sander Stealth Bumper Sticker Prank Under Shelf Spice Rack Disposable Camera Slave Flash Red Oak Pyramid Bow Guitars Heating and Cooling Jacket

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Question: How to use old gym floor wood

Does anyone know an effective way of removing the plastic coating on gym floor wood.  I have managed to remove the plastic once, using a belt sander and many, many, unfortunate, coarse sand belts. Also occasionally using a chisel. This did work well, just very time consuming. The result was a very nice, strong wood. I would be very interested in any information on this. 

Topic by Zorro Anno Domini 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


My Scholarship Idea.

My immediate thought for a use for the I-Robot was sticking with it's original intent of a "floor" tool. So it was to add a sander to it for finishing floors or even a buffer. As my idea percolated I thought with it programmable you could have it sand plywood sheets, tabletops, counters.... Then why not add a routing device instead and make a crude CNC/engraver. So that would be my project. Don't know if it could be done, or if I'm the one to do it, but I'd sure give it the old college try...

Topic by curve12 11 years ago


DC P.M. motor help

Went to the scrapyard and pulled out the motor that runs a treadmill... thinking the treadmill plugs into the wall I thought the motor was going to be AC...WRONG, it a DC P.M. I want to build a home made disc sander and was wondering if it possible to make this motor run from the wall outlet? There was a small circuit board next to the motor but I didnt grab it since I had disconnected all the wires from it. BTW, Im completely clueless to electrical stuff so be gentle with me. Dask

Topic by dask13 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Light Up Umbrella, Hydraulic Cardboard Arm, Easy Digital Picture Frame

Light Up Umbrella Hydraulic Cardboard Robot Arm Easy Digital Picture Frame Adaptive Kayak Paddle Galileo's Bicycle Amazing Coffee Cup Vases Flower Origami Ball Paracord Bracelet and Watch Band LED Test Tube Lamp Rotating Convection Sculpture Musical Tensegrity Structure Human-Powered Light iPhone Guitar Connector Playing Cards for the Blind Belt Sander Table Mount

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


How taper wood closet pole for sailboat yard?

I'd like to taper the ends of a 1.5" closet pole to make the yard for a small sailboat. I'm looking for easy way(s) to turn the pole so I can use belt sander belting to do the tapering.I've thought of using 2" PVC pipe sections as journals and driving the rod with a belt powered by a small motor. (I do not need to taper the center so the drive can go there...or at either end). I'm open to better ideas.

Question by Paul.Helbert 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Flash addon?

I remember a long whiles ago coming across some kind of script for firefox or safari to right click and disable certain flash banners on web sites, but not all of them. I was wondering if anyone can remember what the app was called as I can't. My issue are these retarded orbital sander ads on the front page, it keeps expanding across the page every time I visit the site here and laggs my safari for like 5 minutes until I can finally click at that close button (VERY frustrating).

Topic by Punkguyta 10 years ago


Craftsman Adds

Hey all, This comment is directed specifically at the people who run instructables.com. I really enjoy the site and I spend countless hours browsing through the projects. I recently noticed that the website is starting to have craftsman adds all over it. I understand that sponsorship is great to keep the site up and running, but please dont let the adds bloat the site. Its really irritating to log into the site and have a little animation of a palm sander running around on the screen. Keep the adds if you must, but please dont bloat and commercialize our great little site. Thanks, C.Y.

Topic by deadburdock 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


modding an oral irrigator to a blast cleaner?

I got the idea when i saw this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-modelers-orbital-sander-out-of-a-toothbrush/ But because i do not own an oral irrigator, i don't know if it's possible. Is the power enough to mod it into an blast cleaner? is the nozzle big enough for any material (sand or backing soda or whatever)? I am unwilling to buy an oral irrigator for relatively much money only to find out that it has no use... it would be useful for postprocessing my 3d-prints.... thanks for answers jodock

Question by jodock 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago