Once in a while someone posts an image to the photo pool that blows our doors off. Reader Macr2 posted up this oscillating spindle sander that he rigged up from three other power tools — none of which were spindle sanders. Here’s a little peek behind the reasoning.
I’m not sure what led me to this project, I have be collecting bits and pieces of machines and just decided to do something with them. I had posted about a Hall and Brown table saw a few weeks ago, it was a scrap yard find that I couldn’t turn away. It was missing a lot and what wasn’t missing was locked up tight. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. It sat in the corner next to an old Champion Blower Forge post drill press that I had gotten for free with another purchase. It too was in sorry shape, it was missing the table and the feed lever. I was trying to figure out what to do with the table saw when I realized I could combine three useless machines and make one awesome one.
With that revelation Macr2 built this completely badass oscillating spindle sander which I can freely admit to being jealous of. It’s one of the tools I just don’t have here in the shop. I drool over them quite regularly, but there’s always something else to take care of.
Macr2, here’s to your fine piece of work. It not only has a great deal of character but we’re guessing it runs like a top and gets those edges smooth as silk.