JWS Makes – 22″ disc sander (Shop Made)


This week I make a 22″ disc sander out of scrap MDF, left over aluminium discs and an old lathe’s headstock.

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  1. Kyungsoo and Minseok Bring the boys out

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  2. nice work

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  3. Good use for an old Reeves drive lathe! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Not keen on the new format Jord, my eyes won’t go that fast 😉

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  5. Very Nice Jord! I want one! What size motor would you recommend for a disk that large (amps & HP)? The speed control is a very nice feature. Where do you recommend looking for a metal plate and sanding discs that large? Can you purchase sanding discs that large in a variety of grits?

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  6. Was wondering where the trunnion came from until I read the description. Nice build. Is sandpaper that large readily available? Hope your neighbor and web site problems have been fully resolved. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Very cool 🙂 Nice build Jord

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  8. Turned out awesome

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  9. Nice. If like to get my paws on a big disk like that.

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  10. Well done! now for a 22 foot disk sander!

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  11. I like it. We’re rapidly approaching having an entire shop-full of tools made on YouTube from scrap, or what have you; this was one that was missing :-).

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  12. Nice! Definitely interested in doing this now! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. nice build. very useful tool.

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  14. does the platen vibrate in a sign wave..?

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  15. I’ve never been afraid to ask stupid questions, so here goes.When you’re sanding, don’t you want to use increasingly higher grits? e. b., 70, 150, 220? How does that work with a disk sander? Or do you just install a fairly aggressive grit to “hog” stuff out and then use a random orbit or other kind of sander for finish work?

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  16. Awesome

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  17. That is absolutely ridiculous, and amazing. I thought having a 12″ disc was overkill.

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  18. This sped up YouTube genre is getting out of hand. Good content but oh my goodness. Let’s see at least part of the work in real time.

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  19. Wow Jord! That thing is huge! I bet you can really fling stuff across the shop if you get on the wrong side of that one. lol

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  20. Very nice

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  21. Jord, I believe this is what you can safely call a “beast”. Cool build, although I wonder what you would need that amount of sanding surface for. Then again, if you ahve it, you will find yourself needing it, so… Thanks for sharing!

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  22. love it. I have an old lathe so I am going to make a 15 inch one.

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  23. Nice build

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  24. I like simple and it works

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  25. Now I wish I had an old lathe laying around. I wonder if the motor from an old craftsman table saw would work for this?

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  26. Very cool! How thick is the aluminum disk? Does it flex much when in use?Love the project as I need to procure or build one of these myself! Chris

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  27. Where did you get the disc? How much was it?

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  28. The bigger the better! Thank’s jord.

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  29. Hey Jord, good job there. Whats the RPM of the motor u ar using? I see there is a transmission of some sort. What is the resulting RPM of the disk then?

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  30. Great looking sander there Jord. Like the design and the SIZE of it, should be a pleasure to work with. just one question: Do you notice any heat build-up in the motor under use, due to the blocked air intake on the motor?, or is the running time periodically and short enough to keep it cool?

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  31. What the fuck?

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  32. I am now looking on Craig’s list for another lather to do this with it Awesome job.

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  33. Dude, I like that! When it comes to tools, bigger is usually better. But when it comes to MDF, that shit’s more harmfull than asbestos, surprised you don’t mask up when cutting it, cool project though!

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  34. Is that a MC 900 or MC 1100 from carba tec or the Hare and forbes ML18 either way they are both the same wood lathe, just wait tell those badly cast pulleys break on you like mine did mate

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  35. Awesome!!

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  36. sky just call the serupineanwhatever thing the syrup-in-ian

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  37. Great video. You should consider laminating the counter top part with
    Formica.

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  38. what is the RPM of the disc?

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  39. You Work Fast! Ha Ha!

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  40. i have that same lathe, but its only 2 years old

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  41. great job, but just one thing missing – a connector to a vacume cleaner.
    Your workshops gets pretty messy when you use your sander very often,
    doesn´t it??

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  42. That is an awesome sander!

    I have a Harbor Freight lathe headstock lying around, basically the same
    thing you have there. I may have to make myself something similar, though
    I’ll probably go a bit smaller than that 22″ monster you have there. Nice
    job!

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  43. I am NOT standing anywhere near that thing!

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  44. Just a quick question… does the outside of the disk sand better because
    its moving faster????

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