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Tip on modifying the table on a narrow-belt sander so that the belt can be changed without removing the table.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.4#5) pg. 11

Build your own narrow-belt sander from workshop odds and ends. Features a wooden framework, dust pickup chamber, spring tension on belt, etc. Est. cost: $30 (less motor).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1982 (v.5#5) pg. 14

Build your own Dampf tool grinder which uses a 1"x42" grinding belt that travels in an upward direction.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1992 (v.39#6) pg. 56

Device to build for sharpening wood chisels and gouges. Uses a 1"x42" sanding belt.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1993 (v.40#6) pg. 78
Added Info CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1994 (v.41#2) pg. 88

Handbuilt vertical sander (1" belt sander) is made from wood and skateboard wheels.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 10

Narrow-belt (1"x42") strip sander is assembled from scraps of oak, plywood, fiberboard and assorted hardware. Powered by a 1/3 HP, 1750 RPM motor.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 62
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 6

Those new bench top tools. Part 3. Sanders/grinders.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 68

Shop-tool basics. Part 6. Narrow-belt and wide-belt sanders and disc sanders. Selecting abrasives, belt tracking, etc.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.11#8) pg. 69

The secrets of tool sharpening. Includes instructions for making your own narrow-belt sander/grinder from casters, some wood, and a motor. Tells how to sharpen items using a narrow-belt sander.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 28
Added Info MOTHER EARTH NEWS #72 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 115

Electric drill drives this narrow-belt sander/disk sander combination.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1964 (v.121#1) pg. 193

Narrow belt grinder also sands and polishes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1965 (v.124#6) pg. 172

Narrow-belt sander attachment for a bench saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1966 (v.126#2) pg. 160

Build your own narrow-belt sander/grinder. Built from plumbing pipe and miscellaneous hardware.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1982 (v.157#3) pg. 93

A craftsman's secrets for using the narrow-belt sander/grinder.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1983 (v.159#5) pg. 98

Homemade sharpener is similar in design to a narrow-belt sander. Features a tilting table. Uses 1"x44" abrasive belts.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1967 (v.191#3) pg. 144

One-inch wide belt sander uses a drive wheel chucked onto a lathe faceplate as the power source.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1971 (v.198#6) pg. 110

Sharpening with a 1" belt sander. Jigs (both homemade and purchased) make it possible to sharpen a variety of tools and utensils.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1985 (v.227#4) pg. 100

Narrow-belt (1"x42") sander-grinder is fabricated mostly from particle board and driven by a 1/6 horsepower motor.
PROJECTS IN METAL Apr 1988 (v.1#2) pg. 20

A four-station grinder combines 2 regular grinding wheels, a face-mount wheel, and a narrow-belt all into one unit driven by a single 1/2 hp reversible motor.
PROJECTS IN METAL Oct 1988 (v.1#5) pg. 4
Correction PROJECTS IN METAL Dec 1988 (v.1#6) pg. 24

Narrow belt sander is 1" wide.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #216 Apr 1963 (v.34#4) pg. 106

Turn a portable electric drill into a low-use 1" belt sander.
WOOD MAGAZINE #133 May-Jun 2001 (v.18#4) pg. 32

How to use portable narrow-belt sanders for shaping and sanding carvings. Tests of two machines (the Makita 9031 and the Black & Decker Powerfile) included.
WOODCARVING #38 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 29

A narrow-belt sander for the woodworker. The frame and table are made from MDF and ordinary hardware. Power is provided by a small 1/4 hp motor. Unit features a dust collection pipe.
WOODWORKER Nov 1995 (v.99#11) pg. 84

How to build a narrow-belt sander-grinder. Built mostly of wood, it uses 1"x42" belts and is powered by a bench grinder.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1977 (v.33#3) pg. 26

How to make a belt guard for a belt grinder-sander.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 88

A tool base for your 1" belt sander/grinder is made from 2x4s and features an enclosed compartment to keep motor free of dust and debris.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 54

Improvised belt sander uses a radial arm saw, a caster, and narrow (1/2") sanding belts cut from larger belts.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 9

Light duty 1" belt grinder assembled from plywood. Skateboard wheels serve as drums for the belt.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1984 (v.40#5) pg. 108
Added Info WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 22

Tip: Shop-made support prevents the platen of a narrow-belt sander from flexing.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 31