ShopNotes Magazine

Issue 96 Hardware & Supplies Sources

Multi-Purpose Disk Sander

Multi-Purpose Disk Sander

Building the disk sander on page 16 of ShopNotes No. 96 takes quite a bit of hardware. You should find the washers, woodscrews, threaded inserts, rods, and hinges at your local hardware store or home center. However, there are a few things you’ll need to order.

The 1/2-hp electric motor with overload (5990K15) came from McMaster-Carr. The company also has several other items: the 5/8" x 18 hardened shaft (6061K141), the 5/8"dia., 1/2"-20 accessory arbor (43555A25), and the 5/8" x 13/8" ball bearing (60355K37). In addition, the three-step pulleys (6213K72) and the 7' twist-lock link-belt (6173K37) all came from there.

Lee Valley sells the 3/4″ x 24″ miter track (12K79.06) and the 1/4″ x 1/2″ rare-earth magnets (99K36.02). Reid Supply has the 5/8″ bore pillow blocks (PRB-108) and the 3/8″-16 x 1-1/2″ aluminum knobs (AKA-5).

The 12″ sanding disk (555143) came from Shopsmith. The switch (907-134) was ordered through Woodworker’s Supply.


Lee Valley
Woodworker's Supply
Reid Supply

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