Drill Press Edge Sander | Woodworking Project | Woodsmith Plans

Drill Press Edge Sander

Use the power of your drill press to smooth out the rough edges on your project workpieces.

A full-size, dedicated edge sander is one of those tools that would be nice to have — if you have the space. As an alternative, we built the portable edge sander you see above. It’s a scaled-down version of a big, commercial unit with several advantages. First, it’s powered by your drill press. Since there’s no motor, it’s easier to store when it’s not being used. Plus, it uses a common 4" x 36" sanding belt. The long, wide platen provides support for smoothing straight edges and outside curves. Inexpensive hardware, including ball bearings, makes it a smooth-running, quiet machine. And the best part is, you’ll find that building the sander is just as enjoyable as using it afterward.

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What You Get:

  • 11 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 29 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Shop-tested tips and techniques
  • Materials and hardware list
  • Retail sources for hardware and supplies

Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.

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