Bobbin sander mods

Table inserts to replace the plastic ones (hole between sandpaper & table)
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Machined table inserts (made with holesaws & angle grinder), from plate
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Pickling overnight in sulphuric acid to remove mill-scale from hot-rolled steel
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The drop on this aperture is 3.5mm, my plate (same as the plastic inserts) is 3mm…
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After pickling they are desmutted with detergent & a pan scourer
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What’s in the CAD file
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Printed 1:1, they make great stick on templates for more machining
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Making a shim to fit into the aperture
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Welding magnets placed on top
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Thin bead of silicon sealer
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Drop in shim
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Drop in large table insert
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Place magnets over hole & leave for 48 hours
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Templates stuck, centre punched, pilot drilled & cleaned
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Increased hole size to 6mm (1/4″) and countersunk both sides
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Perfect. No more misaligned levels when sanding.
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Was going to install small magnets but the inserts are fine
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Added a basket for the bits & pieces.
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Materials:
6 x 100x100x3 mm (4"x4"x1/8") plate/sheet mild steel
1 x 100x100x0.25 mm (4"x4"x0.010") shim mild steel
Silicon sealer

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Triton tools – Bobbin sander Tsps-450

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