DIY Edge Sander

My latest project isn’t quite a bowed psaltery, but it’s rather an edge sander… which will help me make more psalteries. :-)

Below are some pictures of the progress so far.

Idler roller
Idler roller

Partially assembled
Partially assembled

Drive roller (unmounted)
Drive roller (unmounted)

Springs/tension piece
Springs/tension piece

All this is via plans from PlansNow.com. So far, I’d highly recommend buying these plans: everything seems to be solid and well-designed.

The finished sander
The finished sander

Some things I’d do differently if I could rewind the tapes:

(1) solid flatsawn oak tables is overkill, and isn’t stable.

(2) use bigger knob to remove tension on the belt/core, the current one takes two hands to turn.

(3) true up the two MDF pulley stacks better to reduce vibration.

  • AlisClimo

    Is this a 4 or 6″ belt?