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The ever-industrious Craig Smith sent us a message with some photos of a jig he built to hold his belt sander in place for hands-free sanding. He writes:

I love my hand held belt sander, I use it all the time. But occasionally I need a stationary belt sander to sand small items, or to slide material on a table into the belt, to keep a perfect 90 degree angle. So I made a quick rig that tightly holds the belt sander on a tabletop. The lag screws are in pre-drilled holes that are precisely positioned so the sander, when pushed down within them, is snug & secure. If I need two hands on my material, the sander does have a locking trigger. For years I used this rig before I realized that the motor fan draws air in on the other side to cool it and blow dust into the bag. (oops) So I recently added vent holes and an air channel to the underside, so the sander has proper air flow.

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Here’s a link at all of Craig Smith’s projects

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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