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Since i don't have a disc sander(yet...heh heh heh), I decided to try and make an improvised one using a random orbital sander. Basically i made a small platform, and a cradle to lay the sander in sideways, along with a "collar" that is held in place by a spring clamp. Not very heavy duty, but it does a fair dinkum job with small pieces.


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For dust control, I simply use my shop vac hose splugged into the bag port on the sander.
 

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Nice idea, but.... I think when you push the wood against the disc, it will deform, and not sand at 90 deg to table. Thats why I don't sand edges with a ros.
 

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Good point...I have noticed that, so I usually try to avoid putting a lot of pressure against the pad. I also clamp the base to the tabletop to prevent it from moving. Then again, it's designed for small pieces, which don't need a lot of pushing - as they say, let the machine do the work, not your muscles ;)
 
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