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I'll start building this edge sander in the coming weeks, but have a question about design before I start:

Should I maintain the designed width of the tool or increase its width? If so, by how much? I know custom length belts are available, so that's not a concern of mine. I'm a hobbyist, but want to ensure I don't have buyer's remorse later because I didn't make it bigger when I had the chance. It will be powered by a 2hp, 3ph motor, so I'm not concerned about overwhelming it.

Thoughts?

https://youtu.be/MxnvbmQPU8k
Semper fi,
Brad

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  Woodsmith Edge Sander build thread ®smpr_fi_mac® I'll start building ...
(05-14-2019, 12:26 PM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: I'll start building this edge sander in the coming weeks, but have a question about design before I start:

Should I maintain the designed width of the tool or increase its width?  If so, by how much?  I know custom length belts are available, so that's not a concern of mine.  I'm a hobbyist, but want to ensure I don't have buyer's remorse later because I didn't make it bigger when I had the chance.  It will be powered by a 2hp, 3ph motor, so I'm not concerned about overwhelming it.

Thoughts?

https://youtu.be/MxnvbmQPU8k

Looks wide enough for my needs but your needs may be different.  I'd think about making the left spindle straight rather than crowned, however, so I could use it for inside curves.  Neither of the spindles on my 6 x 48 vertical sander is crowned.  

John
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  Woodsmith Edge Sander build thread ®smpr_fi_mac® I'll start building ...
How do you track the belt on yours?

I have an oscillating spindle sander with great dust collection I use for inside curves.
Semper fi,
Brad

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  RE: Woodsmith Edge Sander build thread ®smpr_fi_mac® How do you track the...
(05-14-2019, 09:39 PM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: How do you track the belt on yours?

I have an oscillating spindle sander with great dust collection I use for inside curves.

There is a tilt adjust on the driven wheel, but no crown on either.  FWIW, lots of belts are driven by flat pulleys (wheels).  As long as there is a tilt adjust it works.  On the Woodsmith design, you could keep some crown on the drive wheel but having a flat driven wheel would give you the option of using it for sanding inside curves.  Look at some of Grizzly's machines.  

[img=1000x1000]https://cdn0.grizzly.com/pics/jpeg1000/g/g1140_det1-108709520842e673516f637bc80cc0bc.jpg[/img]


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  Woodsmith Edge Sander build thread ®smpr_fi_mac® I'll start building ...
I think his spindles are crowned too much. You might just need to crown the drive spindle a little.

I would also want my miter to lock down so I could use it as a stop.

Looks like a nice sander!
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  Woodsmith Edge Sander build thread ®smpr_fi_mac® I'll start building ...
(05-14-2019, 12:26 PM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: I'll start building this edge sander in the coming weeks, but have a question about design before I start:

Should I maintain the designed width of the tool or increase its width?  If so, by how much?  I know custom length belts are available, so that's not a concern of mine.  I'm a hobbyist, but want to ensure I don't have buyer's remorse later because I didn't make it bigger when I had the chance.  It will be powered by a 2hp, 3ph motor, so I'm not concerned about overwhelming it.

Thoughts?

https://youtu.be/MxnvbmQPU8k

TIt's hard for me to see, but the throat opening where the belt goes into the dust hood looks open. If it is, it needs a guard so that fingers don't get jammed in there while the belt trims them.
Delta makes one for their light duty edge sander.
https://deltamachinery.com/products/sanders/31-482/

You can see it in the detail photos if you scroll through.
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  Woodsmith Edge Sander build thread ®smpr_fi_mac® I'll start building ...
I'm in.........


As to the belt, I'd be inclined to stay with standard sizes.
My Jet is 6x89, and it's done most of what I've wanted to sand. Mainly cabinet door edges.

As far as wheel crown, the left driven wheel/roller is slightly crowned, and it has a tilt adjust to track the belt.
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Cool.

I'll stick with the design.

I'll let you know when I start.
Semper fi,
Brad

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