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paul wagstaffe26/10/2011 15:21:35
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Can you help? I am making a bench mounted disc sander out of an old motor from a pillar drill, I am trying to find a aluminum plate to mount on the shaft, anyone know were i can get hold of such a thing or do you have one I could purchase from you/
Derek Lane26/10/2011 17:04:21
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Can you not adapt a faceplate from a lathe and attach a ply disc to it.
Sam26/10/2011 18:00:15
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If you want a good flat disc you could buy a cheap diamond blade ( 30mm ) from toolstation , about £20 or try a local engineering firm too cut you one but it would need to be very well balanced or it woud just shake itself apart .
Kind regards Sam
Brianhr31/10/2011 19:40:50
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Two solutions I have used:
A spare plate from Axminster for one of their disc/belt sanders.
Make a disc from 12mm ply and attach it to a pulley wheel.
These were both 10inch and have worked a treat.
paul wagstaffe03/11/2011 17:53:43
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Thank for your ideas, I ended up making a disc out of ply and turning it true after I attached it to the pulley wheel that I also turned down, I even used the pillar and the drill bed from the drill that tilts to any angle i require. Its cheep and cheerful but dose the job just fine.

BillW03/11/2011 17:59:22
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Brilliant Paul, another bit of recycling, well done.
Eric Harvey 103/11/2011 21:17:36
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brilliant job Paul,nice to see the inventiveness on this site,
Olly Parry-Jones05/11/2011 18:01:51
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That looks useful. I particularly like the inventive use of a pillar drill table.
Derek Lane05/11/2011 18:17:48
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I have a motor wired up with a 2 speed switch which I kept just for this purpose seeing this I must get around to making it well done on the sanding disc.
Olly good to see you around

Edited By Derek Lane on 05/11/2011 18:18:47

Nancy Brown 116/01/2018 10:33:49
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Good job Paul. Actually, I don’t have a lot of ideas. You can easily find out the aluminum plate from Amazon. On the other hand, you can search at the local marketplace. I hope this information helps you.

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