Shaping & Smoothing Station

This shop-built power tool is an all-in-one solution for sanding, shaping, and smoothing tasks. Best of all, construction is fast and easy.

The combination sanding machine you see here unites the function of several tools into a compact benchtop unit. The key to its versatility is its simple design. A motor in the back drives a double-ended shaft up front. The shaft accepts a wide range of attachments. One unique feature is that the motor and shaft assembly can slide forward on the base. This creates more free space around the front end for sanding large and complex-shaped parts. The machine is mostly constructed from laminated plywood assemblies that are durable and quick to make. The result is a low-cost, versatile tool.



What You Get:

  • 9 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 40 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
  • Materials list and cutting diagram
  • Retail sources for hardware and supplies

Product Recommendations

Titebond Molding Glue

Jig & Fixture Bar

Titebond III Wood Glue

PSA Sandpaper Roll