Platter Sander

The internet might be revolutionising many aspects of society, even the woodworking world, what with these blogs and things 😉

However, there might be another way something from the IT world can be useful in the woodworking one.

Take the humble harddrive.

Take off the top, remove the read arms….

Attach some sandpaper, power it up, and you have a platter sander!

Of course, I’m not necessarily suggesting this is a good idea or not, it is just a photo I found trawling the web!  The modern harddrive spins at 15000 RPM, which is about 50% more than the typical angle grinder, so the speeds are not that unreasonable when you think about it.

I’m kinda tempted to try this out myself!

While you are at it, you could also try the drill-powered pencil sharpener 🙂

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