How to build belt sander

How to build KMG type belt sander

KMG 2”x72” belt sander for knife making. Construction  Instruction for beginner.  Part 4.

Construction of the platen.

First thing is to drill and thread parts (J and H). It is bit tricky, as the threads for the bolts connecting parts (J and H) need to be very precise. No much point for me to tell you how i do it (i don’t think it was good method). However try to pre mark the location of the holes by asking the laser specialist to do it. then try to clump the part together and drill both at the same time. And pay attention when you do the threads.  Don’t forget to do the countersink holes as you want it to look nice.

How to build belt sander

As it large enough, you can ask the laser man to cut the hols for housing the platen rollers.

Again it is very important to attached the rollers parallel to each other.

Now start with the platen plate parts (I and K).

You need to do the slots for the bolt on parts (k) and make sure it’s okay by measuring  it against flat piece holding to the rollers.

Hoe to build belt sander

Mark the location on plate (I) and weld. Make sure it is straight.How to build belt sander

Yeah well, as i say, i am not a welder.

Two more posts to go. In the next one i will talk about the decoration.



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