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    Swing arm radius sanding jig

    Hi guys.
    I've build various radius sanding jigs in the past, but the one I made recently seems to be the most successful of all. I'm very pleased with how fast it goes putting a radius and how accurate it is.

    It's just a welded square tubing box and an axis mounted on pillow bearings. The axis was drilled for 2 all-threads that hold a piece of kitchen top material. That's where the fretboard is attached with double sided tape. The whole thing slides up and down, so as to adjust for the desired radius.

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    Thanks immortalx! I've added your Swing Arm Radius Sanding Jig to our Sanding category, as well as to your builder page: immortalx's Homemade Tools.


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    That's a clever sanding jig! Thanks for sharing.

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    Yes, I like the principle, but what a big sander you have there ! Looks like a hometrainer for running !
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    Thanks guys! Christophe, it looks like that because it's actually a tread mill

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    Quote Originally Posted by immortalx View Post
    Thanks guys! Christophe, it looks like that because it's actually a tread mill
    Wao, what an idea ! And you managed to find a sandpaper belt for that, how did you do it ?
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    Great design and execution on the attachment. I like the way you kept control panel intact.

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    Thanks again guys! More details about the conversion can be found here: Yet another trademill sander
    Christophe, the sanding belt was specially ordered!There are companies that can do any size you want. I got this one from a local workshop for 30€ They will just ask you for the desired width, length, abrasive type and backing material and they glue them from large rolls of sandpaper!

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    Great, I missed this build, I just left a comment there.
    Thanks for the idea !
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    Hi immortalx,

    Very nice work! Your Swing Arm Radius Sanding Jig is the 'Tool of the Week'!

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