When accuracy matters

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by Saderath, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Hey guys!

    I am the kind of person who likes to take a problem
    and finds a practical solution.

    So I made this tool today and after a small trial, the results looks promising.

    (Lets make this fun)
    Figure out what is this for?

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  2. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    I got it, but I 'cheated', so I'll let others guess first ;) Nice design, by the way, practical, simple, easy to build.
     

  3. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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  4. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Clue: It is missing some kind of surface
     
  5. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    So....

    Since I do not own a belt sander
    with this simple tool I can make the fork tips on naturals 100% identically level
    before I did this with a file eyeballing it to perfection.
    This is also useful when making laminates.
    However, a lot of elbow grease is required! :D

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  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    this is interesting. normally i use the ground ...
     
  7. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    The results are in!

    With just a few passes you can immediately see good results

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    A few more and it is perfect

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    Rounding over the edges

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    Time for some sanding

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    Cheers
    Saderath
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very smart!!
     
  9. rock slinger

    rock slinger I rarely shoot rocks!

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    That is really cool.
     
  10. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Great idea Saderath. Beautiful work as usual. Now I know at least one of your secrets to those lovely naturals you make.
     
  11. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    ha that was ! clever, I used a tempered glass surface (extremely flat) to build 3 bamboo PFS's, 3 days after my elbow was screaming in pain ! stopped building LOL !
    Cheers
    Arturo
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Very nice idea indeed.
     
  13. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Sweet! I use my oscillating belt in similar fashion, it's amazing how much difference even tips make. I like your setup better because you can go slower and be perfect.
     
  14. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    I was thinking about making my own little sand station with 3 dowels on gears connected to little motors or you turning it with you hand on a winch and they all have diff grits such as 40 , 400 , and 1200. I have to figure out might use bike chain to connect all three together my dad has a lot of that stuff.

    J
     
  15. Saderath

    Saderath Senior Member

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    Hey guys!

    I was so pleased with the results from the first one I made, I decided to make another one.
    This one is a bit larger, made for flat sanding and I have already got use out of it for my latest creations.

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    Thanks
    Saderath
     
  16. coyote-1

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    Saderath's idea is great... but using wide bands, aren't you better off with tips that 'lean' a bit? I would think the band life would be maximum if the bands/tips are considered part of a cone that extends out from the apex, which of course is the ammo in the pouch. You'd want the stretched bands to be isosceles triangles, rather than right triangles.
     
  17. Proximus

    Proximus Junior Member

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  18. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    there are no problems, only challenges

    love the way your mind works
     
  19. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    Nice idea, a none moving belt sander. That could be very useful and no where near the noise.