Luthier's Friend Sanding Station

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Luthier's Friend Sanding Station Sanding Station only

Sanding Station only

Item # 5660
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Luthier's Friend Sanding Station Sliding vise only

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Luthier's Friend Sanding Station with Sliding Vise

Luthier's Friend Sanding Station with Sliding Vise

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Luthier's Friend Sanding Station

Use your drill press for precise sanding! The Luthier's Friend™ turns your drill press into a simple and precise thickness sander and pattern sander.

It's the affordable way to thickness-sand wood up to 2-3/4" tall, and precisely create contoured shapes guided by your shop-made templates. Use it for freehand sanding and for precision work on veneers, bridge blanks, wood bindings, purflings, fingerboards, nuts and saddles.

Replacement abrasive sleeves sold separately.

The Sanding Station is solidly built and very stable. Clamp it to your drill press table, and connect your shop vacuum for dust-free operation. The included Robo-Sander turns on a bearing securely seated in the base of the unit, so it doesn't flex or wobble.

It's compact: simply hang it on the wall out of the way when you're not using it.

We highly recommend the optional Sliding Vise. It's just right for squaring-up small parts such as nuts and saddles. It's made to go with the Sanding Station - for easy indexing, one side of the jaws is 1/4" deep and the other is 1/2" deep. The long base permits a safe feed for thickness-sanding.

The Luthier's Friend Sanding Station includes:
Robo-Sander pattern-sanding drum (2" diameter x 3" tall) with 50-grit abrasive sleeve
Sturdy 10" x 12" x 3/4" table with micro-adjustable fence
Dust collector shroud (for your shop vacuum hose)
Extra 50, 80 and 120-grit abrasive sleeves
Instructions

Replacement abrasive sleeves sold separately.


Trade Secrets!

Making custom guitar bindings when stock sizes don't fit

Replacing a section of this binding from the 1930s requires thicknesses that are no longer available. Dan Erlewine has to custom-size some new wood bindings on his drill press. It's not hard to do: watch the new pieces fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Making a perfect bridge with the Sanding Station

Dan Erlewine's getting fancy with his Sanding Station: with his shop-made jig, he's making better bridges than he ever has before.

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5.0

AWSOME thickness sander

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The Luthier's Friend has got to be the greatest addition to anyone's shop. I think it was designed for thicknessing nuts, saddles and binding, etc. I used it for thicknessing sides, top and back pieces for a tenor ukulele project. It worked great and was a good alternative to an expensive thickness sander. I highly recommend this product.

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Must have tool 

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Maks repair job much faster Save lots of time for us @ 4seasonspickups

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Nice addition

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I have already used this handy device more than I had anticipated. I got the sliding vice as well. It makes the initial shaping of nuts and saddles a breeze. Recommended!

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