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Thread: Ok Stu, heres my shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Wow Brian you gonna need more space soon. Congrats on the new saw.

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    Yes, could use more room. Glad it has a mobility kit, then I can pull , push it if I need more room. Beast is heavy, 765 pounds, but with the wheels on the back, steel pads on front, not too hard to slide it around on the concrete floor to make room for projects.
    Last edited by Bryan Cowing; 02-21-2012 at 08:28 AM.
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    I've never used a stroke sander (never even seen one in person). I guess it's biggest adavantage would be
    the size of things it can handle. How much do you use it, and what are it's pros and cons?

    Great shop BTW. Got a spare room?


    Thanks..

    Gary

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    You put a LOT of time, effort and money to develop your shop. You don't get things that nice without a lot of "sweat equity" as the real estate people say. You have used your brain and spent your time well. You should be extremely proud and happy.

    Enjoy,

    JimB
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Sutherland View Post
    I've never used a stroke sander (never even seen one in person). I guess it's biggest adavantage would be
    the size of things it can handle. How much do you use it, and what are it's pros and cons?

    Great shop BTW. Got a spare room?


    Thanks..

    Gary
    Thanks!!!!
    Stroke doesn't get a lot of use now that I have a 25" drum sander. I bought the Mini Max L55 over 20 yrs ago, as a replacement for a shop made 4 ft stroke sander. On large surfaces, does a great job. I keep an 80 grit belt on the sander. Because of the cantilever design, items longer than the 8' table can be sanded. It can be folded up to 24" from the wall if I need to bring the truck in for repairs (table folds down) . This design of a folding stroke sander is no longer made. It does make an excellent workbench, and I can change the table height from 12" to 43" off the floor with the electric lift.
    hobby woodworking since 1972

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    Stroke in use as a sander Recently ordered new 80 grit belts, so for $150 I got 6 cloth belts @ 5"x271". Still have a few 120 grit belts from my 2nd order in 1990 . I first tried paper belts, case of 9 -80 grit lasted a few yrs, but most met an early dimise, one catch and the belt would disintegrate. On the stroke, the sanding head rides on two arms. Doesn't take a lot of effort to push, pull and the sanding pad also can be moved left to right.Sanding the 3/4 oak top to the roll top desk, 36 x 62, took all of 10 minutes to sand smooth.
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    Bryan that stroke sander seems to me is one heck of a useful machine. I could never picture how it worked until these pics.

    Is this machine still being made today?

    I am fascinated that you use 80 grit. Surely thats too rough after wood has been planed?

    So if i understand correctly with the table height being adjustable one could put a entire say coffee table under the belt to do final sanding?

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    Is this machine still being made today? ***Not the cantilever style. I have seen a few come up for sale , e bay, CL , Kijiji over the years, but 3 phase.

    I am fascinated that you use 80 grit. Surely thats too rough after wood has been planed?***Not really, oak looks ok, but I final sanded, I used the ROS to 150 grit

    So if i understand correctly with the table height being adjustable one could put a entire say coffee table under the belt to do final sanding? ***sure, it has an approx 30" working height under the belt or more if supported from the floor with the table flipped down.
    hobby woodworking since 1972

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    Moving 70 miles west of Woodstock. I have been packing up small items and dismantle the DC and pipes. New garage is 3 ft shorter in length. Sold the Unisaw, have not used it much since buying the Laguna 12" 10 years ago.
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    Sort of got tools placed. 19x19 sure isn't big enough for my stash! I'm waiting on the furnace to be installed so I can work in the garage. Now to be this Thursday!!! Just above freezing is no fun at all to work in! Mild weather days of 50 F , I can work out there! I had to move the old garage cupboards to the right to get the stroke sander/workbench up against the wall. The sanders power cord needs clearance. And I hung up 4 plug in 2 tube fluorescent lights into the garage door opener ceiling .
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