Simple Homemade Sanding File / Lime à poncer maison toute simple

Il y a quelques temps j’ai fabriqué des ponceuses de détails et courbes comme celle-ci, et je m’en sers régulièrement.

A while ago I made detail and curve sanders like this one, and I use them regularly.

Il m’est venue l’idée d’en fabriquer des rectilignes, toujours avec des bandes abrasives étroites. Pourquoi je n’y ai pas pensé avant ?

I came up with the idea of making straight ones, still using narrow sanding belts. Why I didn’t think of that before ?

J’arrondis une extrémité à ma ponceuse à disque maison.

I round over one end at my homemade disc sander.

La bande abrasive tout juste accrochée à l’autre extrémité, je trace où couper en gardant un peu de jeu.

The sanding belt just hooked at the opposite end, I mark where to cut leaving a small play.

Je ponce lentement vers un ajustement presque parfait.

I slowly sand towards an almost perfect fit.

Encore un peu plus !

A bit more !

Tellement serré que j’ai dû au préalable inséré un feuille de papier pour y glisser la bande abrasive. Ça c’est de l’ajustement parfait à mon goût !

So tight that I had to first insert a paper to slip the sanding belt on. This is a perfect fit to my taste !

Tellement serré que j’ai dû déchiré le papier ne pouvant le retirer.

So tight that I had to tear the paper because I couldn’t pull it out.

Un autre outil maison pratique à ma collection !

Another homemade handy tool to my collection !

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6 Responses to Simple Homemade Sanding File / Lime à poncer maison toute simple

  1. Mark Butler says:

    Serge, I should make one of these to use the belts I have on hand. I bought the sander that use these belts to do sharpening but at the time I thought I might use it for sanding so I bought a varity of belts at the same time. Since it has no dust collection it’s not very good for sanding. The only way I have used it is to put the sander in front of my mitre saw, which is located in a box connected to my dust collection. That works to suck all the dust away but I have only ever used it a couple of times. So I have all these belts that I think I would get more use out of with your tool. Thanks for sharing.

    • Serge says:

      Hi Mark, Finally, some belts will be used !! 🙂 I may have an idea for you to capture the dust at your narrow belt sander. I’d guess you own the Viel model as I do ?


  2. Mark Butler says:

    Serge, I think it’s Viel. I got it from Lee Vally and it’s made in Quebec.


    • Serge says:

      That’s a Viel. I bought one decades ago directly from Viel and a second one from LV few years ago. Those belt sanders are just great, particularly for the one who has few accessories Viel sells. Did you ever check their website ? While writing I remembered that when I first bought mine from Viel, there was no Internet and they were supplying a catalog. And believe it or not, I still have their latest 2006 issue !
      I will work on the idea I have in mind for dust collection and I’ll get back to you, and perhaps a new post.


      • Mark Butler says:

        Thanks Serge. If you come up with something maybe you could sell your idea to Viel!. I didn’t know they had a website and so many other products. I’ll take a look.

        • Serge says:

          Mark, As we are getting older we realize we missed so much !

          PS: I don’t sell anything. Here it’s all about sharing. However, I spend a lot !!! 🙂