Lathe-Driven Belt Sander
Transform your lathe into a handy sanding station with this key add-on.
Why not put your lathe to use for other tasks? This belt sander clamps onto the bed of the lathe. The lower roller mounts directly to the lathe spindle for power. Sliding the tailstock with a live center up to the opposite end of the roller provides support as the roller spins. The ingenious part of the belt sander is the mechanism that provides tension and tracking for the belt. A pair of compression springs and a lever-operated cam assembly provide the proper amount of tension to keep the belt tight. And a studded knob at the top of the belt sander makes it a simple task to adjust the belt to keep it perfectly centered. At first it may appear to be a complicated project, but this plan breaks it down into manageable assemblies. It’s really pretty simple when you take it one step at a time.
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What You Get:
- 12 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 60 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
- Includes shop-tested techniques to ensure your success
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for project supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.