Build a Deep Throated Band Saw
These vintage plans are for a old-style handheld belt sander.
Given the state of today's belt sanders, building this one might just save you a pile of cash.
Simple and inexpensive to build the
power sander described here finds hundreds
of uses around the shop, especially
in surfacing large areas -- such as boat
planing, interior floors, and the larger
furniture projects. The sander can be
readily fitted with a bench stand for edging
and jointing straight stock.
The frame is true DIY. The supporting arm/pulley system is made from bicycle
pedals and cranks. Each pulley
is made from hardwood
and to the same dimensions
The framewark im made from a length of
2-in. angle iron to which is welded a
shorter metal plate of the same width to
make a U-shaped frame...
[read the full plans in the PDF]
How to Build a Belt Sander
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