Update on Molding Sander for Shopsmith

After using the molding sander for my Shopsmith a few times, I realized it needed a little tweaking.  Part I here and Part II are here with my first attempt.  On occasion the sand paper would stop spinning, so I decided to switch to a threaded rod so I could tighten it down even more.


It also needed a new way to attach to the Shopsmith.  While I was shopping for parts this spring I bought a Morse taper drill chuck that fits into the tailstock.  Into this I inserrted a bushing the right size for the threaded rod.  It’s not a perfect solution, idealy both ends should spin, but with a little grease, it gets the job done!


Now the sanding mop doesn’t stall when it’s moving too fast!  I’ll call that a win!


2 thoughts on “Update on Molding Sander for Shopsmith

  1. Hey this is a great idea! I have an old piece of furniture I’m stripping and I didn’t know what to do about the legs. I think I have my answer now. Do you think I could make a version that would fit in a hand drill and if so,. Would that work? I don’t think I could get enough of the furniture taken care of on my ShopSmith.


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