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    2x48" belt sander

    This is my 2x48" belt sander I just made. The wheels I turned on the lathe from blanks I made from melted down aluminum scrap. The motor I got at an auction for $5.00. I bought the belts on Amazon. Everything else I had in stock.
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    Last edited by athomp; 02-16-2019 at 04:39 PM.

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    What specifically do you want to see?

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    Probably a closeup of how you put it together

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    I like this a lot Sir, simple, takes up no room. Have you got drawings please? I have a motor or two of different sizes, what size do you use?

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    I added a couple of photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robonthemoor View Post
    I like this a lot Sir, simple, takes up no room. Have you got drawings please? I have a motor or two of different sizes, what size do you use?
    I have no drawings - I don't work from drawings. I saw a photo of one on the internet so I knew what it was supposed to look like and I had the motor and the belt for dimensions and I went from there. I usually tend to figure things out as I go along.
    The motor, I think, is 1/3 hp and it works just fine.

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    Thanks for the extra images athomp, they explain it nicely.

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    Thanks athomp! We've added your Belt Sander to our Metalworking category,
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