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    Rockwell Sander Restoration

    I got this sander a while back and just now decided to do something with it, I'm working on a couple of tool designs but decided to tackle this time consuming task before I got machining on my next tool, I should have this next tool done in a couple of weeks, I been looking at this sander sitting all by itself in the corner for quiet sometime so I went for it and did it, man am I glad that's over.

    Had to fabricate a few parts such as the table support brackets, a belt guard, the belt tensioning adjuster, all new stainless steel hardware, belt, bearings and cast iron pulleys.

    All and all I think it came out pretty good, if you compare it to what it looked like before.
    Below are some photos of before and after
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    Thanks for looking and happy machining

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    Very nicely done I used to have one of those 12" disc sanders with the 6 by 48" belt If I remember correctly mine had a 3 HP 3 ph motor

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    Oh My, Doug. You turned the beast into a beauty!! Terrific restoration is an understatement. I noted you left off the protractor off the new brackets. Do you mainly use it at 90º or use a digital angle finder? Thanks for sharing the great pictures and build. ~PJ
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    Thanks PJs
    I mainly use it 90°, The other side to the table protractor was broken so I just made it a permanent 90°, works fine for me

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    Well, there goes the patina...

    A beautiful job, and one that shows the skill and the patience of the craftsman. I hope you post images of future projects.

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    Thanks rossbotics! We've added your Sander Restoration to our Miscellaneous category,
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