View Full Version : A Strip Thickness Sanding Jig

Paul Montgomery
01-29-2018, 10:10 PM
Recently I made a jig that I can set my belt sander on and sand strips to thickness. And it worked much better than expected. It will sand wood down to the thickness of veneer so that I don't have to buy a large piece of veneer when I only need something small and I can use 'special' pieces of wood that can't be bought as veneer. Which means I may have to try doing some inlays.

I don't have plans because every sander is different. But I did make a video showing it and I think the clever people here could figure it out easily enough. If anyone makes one I would be interested in see pics.


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Randy Viellenave
01-30-2018, 2:47 AM
Nice job Paul! Not sure I have much use for that, but I will definitely build the filter cleaner!

Frederick Skelly
01-30-2018, 7:36 AM
Welcome to the Creek Paul!

I made a "mount" for my belt sander too. But your idea is far better refined and more useful than my crude attempt! Thanks for posting it!

Steve Lansing
02-21-2018, 12:59 AM
Very nice Paul - I like it! Iíll have to check your other videos

Bradley Beach
03-12-2018, 9:33 AM
Thats really nice. Especially the adjustors for plane depth. Not sure I'll ever have a need for this but I've bookmarked it anyway. Thanks!

John McClanahan
03-14-2018, 9:09 AM
Great idea! If 5/16" all thread is used, each 1/4 turn will equal 1/64", half turn equals 1/32", and so on.

Mikail Khan
03-18-2018, 8:45 PM
Nice. Thanks for posting.


Tony Pisano
03-21-2018, 11:08 PM
Nice project and perfect for making a few small pcs.if I had a belt sander, I would definitely make one.

Kevin Beitz
04-29-2018, 8:23 AM
Don't most sanders have crowned rollers ?