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    That's some piece of work, Vernon! I have to applaud your dedication in building it.

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    Excellent work ...
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    HEllo,
    well done, that's really professional grade !
    Question, why did you prefer the vertical position for the belt ?
    Can you change the orientation ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYer View Post
    That's some piece of work, Vernon! I have to applaud your dedication in building it.
    Thank You DIYer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christophe Mineau View Post
    HEllo,
    well done, that's really professional grade !
    Question, why did you prefer the vertical position for the belt ?
    Can you change the orientation ?
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    I like to use the wheel to do heavy grinding or shaping. The vertical section I like to do finish work I run a fine belt to leave a nice finish. I didn't build it to lay down but sure I could build one that would. Thank you Vernon
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    I want to share some of how my homemade belt sander was built. I will start off showing the table tilt section The CNC mill was very handy to build the "circular interpolation" or (Curved Slot). I started off with a pcs 7/8" Thick by 5" wide and 12" long. I used a torch to cut it out and than ground it to shape followed by some sanding. Picture 1 shows the two parts of the trunnion Hinge The knob section was split down the center to build the stationary section of the hinge. I than did all the work to the large piece and than I removed a section so it would slip around the knob. (Picture 6) shows the finish piece. The reason a Trunnion Hinge is used is so what ever angle the table is set at the table maintains the same distance from the table to the paper. I will show more section soon so check in on the post to see more.
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    Wow, such attention to detail!

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    OK building the table section. First I started off with cold finish plate rounding off the corners. Than I used a horizon mill called Cincinnati 40 40 to cut the grove for the slide. Than I turned the plate over and used a Bridgeport milling Machine, laying the head over to cut back the edge so the table can tilt. Added 3 blind hole to hook the table to the tilting arm showed in last post. More picture to come so keep watching.
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    Very good, many hours of work
    Sorry my mistakes in english.
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    Hi Vernon,

    An awesome project, as well as an interesting and useful homemade tool! Your Belt Sander is the 'Tool of the Week'!

    You'll be receiving one of our official HomemadeTools.net T-shirts:

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    Let me know (via PM) your size, color choice, and mailing address. We'll get the shirt in the mail to you directly.

    Congrats!

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