Cheapskate seeks spindle sander.

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  1. TelZilla

    TelZilla Friend of Leo's

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    So I need a spindle sander to get the sides of my tele flat. But I don't want to pay $160 (i.e., my wife won't let me) to use the thing for an hour then put it away.

    I'm not a builder, I'm just refinishing the thing. Does anybody rent these things? Home Depot-style?

    I wish I lived next to Ned Flanders...
     
  2. TC6969

    TC6969 Friend of Leo's

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    Get a $29.95 Black and Decker belt sander from Walmart and put it in a vise.

    I've done it before several times and got good results.
     
  3. jpbturbo

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    The inside of the cutaway can be tricky, I.e. the belt sander might not fit.
     
  4. TelZilla

    TelZilla Friend of Leo's

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    How do you get it perfectly flat? Seems like the side of the belt and the drive wheels would be scraping the table.
     
  5. jpbturbo

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    Mine doesn't.
    My sander had some 1/4-20 mounting threads in the top of the handle so I made a fixture that holds it for use as an edge belt sander.
    A poor mans ROSS.
    I can take a picture of my setup later tonight.
     
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    I also have a router that is variable speed which I have used with sanding drums.
    Do not do this with a standard router without a great reduction in speed as a sanding drum at 20,000+ rpm will explode.
     
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    maybe something similar to the first pic. If your wife won't "let" you spend $160, $90 probably isn't much better though huh? I don't let my wife "help" me with those types of decisions, but I understand how it can be for some, good luck. Craigslist is also your friend. I only paid $80 for a slightly used ROSS
     
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    I've got the newer model Harbor Freight OSS and it's ok. Not powerful but adequate. Beats the heck out of doing that kind of thing on the drill press or belt sander!

     
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    I've seen some pretty nice older Craftsmans going for $30-40 on CL
     
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    Hard mode:
    Get a chunk of pipe and wrap it in sand paper. Clamp the guitar vertical and pay attention.
    You'll need about a 1"diameter and a 3" diameter.
     
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