- 1 Concept
- 2 Building Disc Sander
So, today our blog about a “How to make a Disc sander using old DVD drive”. On internet i have seen many tutorials on about disc sander. But all of them are usually made out from the old computer hard drive or using drill machine. In this tutorial we will use a old DVD drive module instead of old computer hard drive. Computer hard drives are more expensive then DVD drives. You can easily find DVD drives from junkyard. Also it runs on normal 9 volt power supply.
Disc sander is an common tool which is is used to make sharper tool or our knifes. In this post we will learn that how to make a disc sander using old DVD drive at home. This tool is very simple to create also it is powered on 9 volt battery. You can design this tool that can run on power supply by using a DC adaptor. It is very useful tool for DIY lover and also for our household applications. Design of disc sander is quiet compact.
Building Disc Sander
- Unused CD drive from junkyard
- Good quality adhesive
- Unused CD/DVD
- On/Off switch
- 9 Volt battery
- Heat shrink tube
- Nut bolt
- Piece of ply wooden
- Soldering iron
- Hot glue gun
- Dremel tool
- Hacksaw blade
- Screw driver set
- Wire stripper & Cutter
1. Removing unnecessary parts
In this tutorial we need only above shown part. From this part we are removing unnecessary things like lase head, shaft etc… Only we keep one motor which helps to rotate the CD except we are removing all other parts.
2. Cutting Ply wood
After removing all uneccasry parts from the DVD drive. We should mount the DVD drive on ply wood to overcome vibration and safer use. Piece of ply wood should have slight larger then the DVD drive. Also have a space for mounting for 9 volt battery and on/off switch.
3. Mounting a DVD drive
After cutting ply wood board and prepring DVD drive for use. We should mount the the DVD drive on ply wood board for safer use. So we frist mark first holes and make holes using drill machine or dremel tool. Then mount it using a nut and bolt.
5. Power supply and on/off switch
After installing a DVD drive on ply wood in remaining space. We place a 9 volt battery and on/off switch using hot glue as shown in video. Battery will be attached with motor of DVD drive via on/off switch. Please insulate all open joints of disc sander. In this tutorial we are using a heat shrink tube. You can insulate by any other means.
6. Preparing sanding pad
We are using a glass paper as a sanding pad of the disc sander. Selection of glass paper as per your application. Take normal size of CD or DVD mark for cutting on the glass paper. After cutting a glass paper stick on CD or DVD using good quality of adhesive.
7. Mounting a sanding pad
After preparing a sanding pad on CD or DVD drive. Mount that prepared sanding pad on motor. Now our disc sander is ready to use. You can modify this tool as per your need.
8. Testing and Use
Now our disc sander is ready to use. First check that sanding disc is not touching any parts. Otherwise it will damage tool and also human body.
Please keep out reach from children.
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