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    Variable speed beltsander

    This is my variable speed belt sander created by combining a lathe headstock with a multi tool belt sander. The sander is held using threaded rod studs, it was only meant to be a proof on concept before turning a proper ring on the metal lathe but it's so solid and works so well I never changed it. RPM's are adjustable from 500-2000, it's a great tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    This is my variable speed belt sander created by combining a lathe headstock with a multi tool belt sander. The sander is held using threaded rod studs, it was only meant to be a proof on concept before turning a proper ring on the metal lathe but it's so solid and works so well I never changed it. RPM's are adjustable from 500-2000, it's a great tool.
    Hi,
    Where did you get the Lathe Headstock ? I think I could use one of those. Please email me, banjo tom (at) hot mail (dot) com

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    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by BanjoTom View Post
    Hi,
    Where did you get the Lathe Headstock ? I think I could use one of those. Please email me, banjo tom (at) hot mail (dot) com

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    Tom
    Depending where you are you could contact suppliers of similar machine tools. I cannot say for definite though, I bought mine on ebay, a chance spot for a local pick up item, it was cheap, no-one bid because of the collection only. I thought it might be useful and it was!

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    Thanks Rorschach! We've added your Variable Speed Belt Sander to our Sanding category,
    as well as to your builder page: Rorschach's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    By "multi tool belt sander" do you mean a Shopsmith add-on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Komo View Post
    By "multi tool belt sander" do you mean a Shopsmith add-on?
    No it's an (Australian made I believe) attachment designed to go on bench grinders.


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