Friday, January 23, 2015

Oscillating spindle sanding table

                                    My oscillating spindle sander is complete. It fits on the drill press
                                   table and a vacuum can be hooked up easily to the side. The last three videos I                                      made are related to the build.

To make the table I started with some 3/4" Baltic birch for the top and bottom  and cut 2 pieces to 9"x 13". Since I was building a type of box I thought it would be a good idea to make a door so I could store the spindle sanders, this door would also be used for the vacuum.       

A 2/14" inch hole saw is used to drill the hole for the vacuum. This is attached to the box with one hinge. The height of the door is slightly smaller in the frame for clearance. The top and bottom can now be secured to the box.  

A hole is drilled in the top slightly lager than the spindle. This is repeated on the other side with a smaller hole for the smaller size spindles. This is done so I didn't have to mess around with throat plates.

The spindle sanders are stored in the box......... 


Here are both the large and small spindle sanders in use, just flip the table, clamp and ready to be used. This can be done with the vacuum hose left in.

I hope you enjoyed this build, don't forget to comment!

See also:

Making spindle sanders              Dowel stop gauge                            Make a miter gauge



  1. Wow, really nice to see the finished product! You must feel proud after accomplishing your own spindle sanding table - I don't think I'd be able to do something like this in my life.

  2. Thanks James, you can do it, study a little bit everyday and take your time.

  3. Oh, I don't know. I actually tried getting started with it a couple of weeks ago. I have made some progress but it takes A LOT of patience and dedication.

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  5. Like to see your finished oscillating spindle sander. I know that it takes a lot of patience.

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