It is amazing how this little sandpaper cutting jig will make life easier in the workshop. Here is how to build one for yourself.
At this link you will find the downloadable plans to make all of these sanding blocks for your workshop.
This sandpaper ripping jig is simple and cheap to build, and it will save you tons of time in the long run.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a downdraft sanding table. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software.
Improvise a low-cost drum sander using your drill press and a custom sanding table with dust collection. Build it in an hour from scrap wood.
The drum smooths curved edges on this disk and drum sander, while the disc can easily handle the straight edges.
You can convert your drill press to an oscillating sander for less than 30 dollars.
A pneumatic drum sander does a great job of smoothing and shaping all kinds of curved work. My shop-made sander works just like expensive commercial models, but requires only a few dollars worth of materials.
The clouds of dust produced by my sanders make sanding my least favorite task when building a project. Thankfully, this mobile sanding station makes the job a lot less messy. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
When I use the belt on my belt/disc sander, it makes me a bit nervous to have the disc spinning there while my attention is focused elsewhere. So I devised this sanding disc shield to help.