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    Nice work ..
    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tool-tips-tricks/ <<<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainleeward View Post
    OOOOO Yes I like it toooo. :O) Good Job.
    coming from you that is a quite a compliment. thanks


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    ok quick update. as i said i don't have access to a lathe so i made all the rollers with straight D.O.M.tubing, but i really wanted to put a crown on the adjustment roller to help with the tracking. Well i figured out how to do that, even though i don't have a lath. I used an angle grinder. if you hold the angle grinder tangentially to the roller is will not only spin the roller at a nice rate it will also grind off material. So i did it. I put a nice crown on the roller and it is now tracking is even easier and is much less prone to running into the side of my sander if I press too hard on one side or the other. Just a tip I thought i should share.

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    Good tip on that angle grinder, hardtail69.

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    Every once in a while, my ignorance presents it's self.

    Please inform me just what is D.O.M. tubing.

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    Drawn Over Mandrel = thin-wall tubing

    It's a reference to the means of production.

    Ken

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    Awesome belt sander!

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    Thanks Hardtail, that is one very solid looking build - not too complicated either. I have the need to build a belt sander and have looked at many on the internet; your's is the 1st one to "flop my mop". I don't have a welder but this sander looks to be build-able without welding. I notice you have drawn some plans and are offering them to us. Please include me when you send the plans out and I'll try to adapt them to non-weld construction. If successful I'll draw the no-weld variety for free distribution.
    RustyWrench email: [email protected]

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    Thanks, you have added to my knowledge base.

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    Hardtail,

    Good job.

    Are the DOM tubes covered with a rubber cushion material or is the belt running on metal tubes? Also is there a solid platen behind the belt? I'm considering building a taller version running a 106" belt for wet sanding glass. It's good to see how you made yours. I like the simple belt adjustment you devised.

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