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Thread: Bet your gonna laugh...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Field, Ontario, Canada

    Bet your gonna laugh...

    I was sanding a piece of MDF for a project I'm working on and I wanted to use the bigger drums on my oscillating sander to get more material off quicker. As I started sanding I noticed that the sanding pads moved up the drum and wouldn't stay on and I didn't have any washer big enough so I had to improvise...

    So here it is; my biscuit washer!!

    While drilling through the biscuit it broke in half, the original washer held the two pieces on the drum.
    Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, so keep your hands away and watch out!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    I'll laugh, not at you, but in enjoying your ability to overcome a problem, well done!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Hey, it worked. It's a very workable idea, even using small pieces of wood other than biscuits.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    No laughing here. That looks like a perfectly legitimate solution.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Whatever works.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Fort Washington, PA
    Very well done... when I was in the military we called that a "field expedient". In other words, do whatever you gotta do to get the job done or to get out of the danger .
    Build it Break it Fix it ...repeat

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