Bench mounted a belt sander

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  1. Andrew_Wong

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    I've had a Makita 9403 belt sander for a while, and it's now got a new job for sanding small parts !

    With the new bench mount, belt changes are a one handed affair!

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    Looks good
     
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    So here's the big brother.. going to hook up an old VSD and see if the caps in it are still OK.. otherwise will have to get a new Powtran.

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    sick, that'd be great to do knives on
     
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    now thats a linisher:)
     
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    did you make all the parts your self? or buy it as a kit/download plans.

    very nice work either way
     
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    Geez dude, ya could have used decent thickness steel! lol ;)

    Over-engineering at it's finest!
     
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    Thanks - it’s my first real machine I’ve built.

    The original design was the Jeremy Schmidt grinder but customised it to simplify - he didn’t have a plasma cutter. The steel parts are all cut from 10mm plate. Bought the wheels from AliExpress. My mate found us some cheap 2.2kw grundfos motors and I had an old 1-3ph VSD lying around.

    The parts cost excluding the plasma cutting was probably about $600 ($100 steel/fasteners $50 motor $250 wheels $200 VSD.

    Jeremy gave me the fusion360 model when I bought his plans and this led to the custom parts like the platen. It’s great to work with the 3d model as you can redesign a part and it still fits exactly.
     
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    Bet that thing weighs a ton with those thick gauge steel plates.
     
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    Must be your first time in an Andrew_Wong thread - everything gets 10mm plate! It's ridiculous but great :D
     
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    Have designed the stand.. have to fit the VSD somewhere where it won't get dirty.. Analog pot to control speed .. And a place to hang my angle grinders

    3mm sheet metal and SHS tubing.. sadly no 10mm on the stand.

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    So heres the stand.. will make the angle grinder holders next weekend. have to work on the robot during the week!

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