Description of the
This set of plans describes how to make a wall mounted
electric 7" disk sander for metal sanding and de-burring.
This set of disk sander plans is a very complete 56 page book that
describes in detail every step of the manufacturing proccess, as
well as giving complete working drawings, material lists, tools
required, supplier lists and much, much more. Also included throughout
the book are lessons on various aspects of metalwork, including
drawing conventions, tolerances, and how to read welding symbols.
Click on the image to the right to see the first few pages of the
plans including the table of contents.
Click here for a list of tools required.
About the Author
Im a metal crafter. Theres nothing I like better than
working in my shop making stuff out of metal. My pet peeve is burrs,
sharp edges and corners. Its not so easy to grind these off
with a hand-held disc grinder/sander and its quite time consuming.
Ive tried locking my grinder in a vice and moving the work
rather than the tool and it worked fairly well but it was doing
a number on the grinders plastic case. Ive seen those
kits that allow you to strap the grinder down to the bench but they
gave me an uneasy feeling. Ive also looked at motorized disc
sanders but I didnt much like the price of the high-end units
and the mail-order devices scared me. That, my friends, is the reason
I built my own. Now that I have one, I wouldnt be without
This project is not so difficult but the drawings may look a bit
intimidating. Theyre not really that bad if you take the time
to study them and understand them. The templates supplied as an
option are real time savers. The drawings (also an option) are supplied
in PDF format that you can take to any office services store (like
Kinkos ®) for printing or you can purchase full sized prints.
If youre an experienced craftsman and if you have the right
tools you can probably make it over the weekend. If youre
a novice, it may require a bit more time but theres really
no particular rush. Take your time and have fun. If you have any
questions, Im happy to help. Do not be concerned about writing
Im a mechanical engineer, Ben Franklin Institute, Boston,
class of 1965. Ive worked in Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Robotics
and Telecommunications. My dream is to be chief fabricator for a
NASCAR Cup team. Yes, I wrote my own forward.
- David Lee