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How to build KMG type belt sander

KMG 2”x72” belt sander for knife making. Construction  Instruction for beginner.  Part 5.


I decided to go wild. Hopefully by now my friends know me and won’t lift eyebrow, and if so the tough.

So, first, disassemble all the parts that  needs to be painted.

You will have to clean the metal parts firs. The best way is send blast, but for me it wasn’t viable option, so i thoroughly  wiped it with white spirit. I am sure there are better way but you will have to do the research for it. i then  sprayed paint it in primer paint.

Now the decoration is going to be skull silhouette (it was around Halloween at the time)  in black on top of yellow background paint. how to build belt sander

So I made stencils by using me boy book cover material leftover. Word of warning it is not good stuff for stencilling purposes.

Any way i found skull silhouettes on the internet, cut some A4 size sheets out of the book cover and print them on the paper side of the to build belt sander

You will have to cut out the black parts of the prints. Use the sharpest and most pointy knife you can to build belt sander

By now the primer paint as dried, so go about to paint the black colour, try and use the same paint manufacture for that.

When the paint is dry, peel the paper backing out of the stencils and stick it on the blacked belt sander and make sure it is properly stuck.  Now spray paint it with yellow paint (use the same paint manufacture). You can peel the  stencils when the paint is dry.

As you can see my result is not the best. It is dew bad paint and improper stencils material.

Assemble all the parts. I am sorry, you will have to work out which bolt go to were, but it shouldn’t be a big problem.

Once all is in the right place, step aside and ad stencils admire your work. If everything is okay it should look like to build belt sanderhow to build belt sander






Or better.

We nearly at the end. In the next and last post about’ How to build KMG type belt sander’ I will show you how I attaching the motor to the sander.


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2 thoughts on “How to build KMG type belt sander”

  1. I love your article. Sadly, it appears that any dimensions for the parts are missing! Or have I missed them somewhere in the article?
    If that is the case please let me know.
    MAny thanks.

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