Could probably bang this out in Tinkercad pretty fast yourself if you have a pair of calipers (while that might not seem helpful, Tinkercad is easy to use, and in terms of 3D printing, modeling and designing your own things is half the fun of the hobby)
I wish tinkercad did better rounded thinks though.
[Has already been done.](https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4314584)
Not all heroes wear capes.
I'll be that guy: just do it in wood like he showed unless you just want it to be prettier.
>unless you just want it to be prettier.
This is a nice and simple project to learn 3D modeling if you don’t know how yet. I recommend fusion 360
I agree. Regardless of what tool you use, it only requires cylinders, and additive and subtractive combining. If you want one like the one linked in the currently top comment, then you could add bevel and maybe a cube for the flat side.
I'm getting a very /r/wheredidthesodago vibe from this jig.
It solves a problem I've never had...
a mild inconvenience *
Well this works much better than my throw it in a box and deal with it next time method.
I was just looking for a project to work on, tinkercad is about my skill level, I’ll try and make one after work today.
Edit: [my sandpaper only has 5 holes, his has 8](https://imgur.com/gallery/td2Vv3R)
Not to be a dick, but why waste filament on that? You dont need to be a wood worker to drill two holes and cut a dowel. It just seems like it would be less effort to do it that dudes way rather than print it
I could make 200 of these from plywood and dowels in the time I could print one.
But would probably still print it
This is a "Fischer Price's My First CAD Project" if I've ever seen one. Download a CAD program and learn. Quit being dependent on others.
its a square with two circles of a specific diameter extruded on a specific bolt circle. I think you can handle it yourself.
I love this man.
While I never really have the alignment problem doing it the normal way, keeping the different grits in their own hoppers is kind of nice.
Am I the only one that thinks a basic circle dish accomplishes the same thing?
The primary benefit here is automatically lining up the vent holes
Consider it done
The hero we've been waiting for
Well, that's like 3 basic bodies combined, considering some variables to make this fully parametric it should be done with like 10 lines in openSCAD
Man, I wish I had a proper workshop.
Send me the dimensions and I would do in 10min
Holy crap this concept is some big brain shit
This is the type of device that I would never print. Building it out of wood is ten times easier, probably cheaper since its made from scraps, and quicker.
Here you go for the 5" or 125mm version to suit my Makita and Bosch.
[125mm sanding disk loader](https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4822134)
I’m done: thingiverse.com/thing:4822870
Sorry if quality of the thingiverse page isn’t that good; it’s my first time publishing on thingiverse so I don’t really have any photos of it (idk how to insert them lol). Hope you like it!
It would take all of 30 seconds to do this in Microsoft 3D Builder or TinkerCAD, both of those apps are simple enough a child can use it without any instructions, and it would give you a easy project to get your feet wet in modeling.
I don't even get why people get a 3d printer if they don't want to learn how to do basic CAD-moddeling. That is half the hobby..
If you have the dimensions it will be really easy in fusion 360.
If you would give me ALL needed dimensions...maybe a sketch, i would be able to this within about 10 minutes, and i am really not a CAD pro. 🤷
Shoot, you could just grab a disk, toss it on a flat scanner, then import that image into fusion to model. As long as you know the hole diameter, you should be set.
If you don't have a disk or the scanner, that would be an issue.
Unfortunately, I just don't have the motivation to take those few simple steps at the moment or I'd be done by now.
Orbital sanders are okay, but for the most bang for your buck try Bernie sanders.
I like colonel sanders better.
The time he spent aligning the dowels to the pad holes is about the same as it takes to align a sanding disks holes with the pads.
The value here is some sanity in storage of various sanding grits, not in the putting the disc on the sander. That's just marketing.
I mean, it works. Just seems like not being an incompetent dolt would be much easier.
It seems like you're creating a bigger hassle having to line up the pegs with the holes in your sander
If they were smart the disc mfr would mold the locators into their plastic packing the discs come in.
Simple and clever. I hope you make a million dollars with that!
A child could make this in tinkercad
**make this in tinkercad, a child could.**
^(Commands: 'opt out', 'delete')
This is one of those projects that takes 5 min to do with wood and 10 hours to print
Its not a bad idea, I might do one. I will post if I do.
but mine came with a tool for putting them on???
Just give me the measurements, I can make it on Solidworks easily
I think I would find it much easier to slap it on than trying to line up the pegs every time
feels overengineered for simply being able to line up a circle with your hands. But it stores the pads too, so its got that going for it. Now make em stackable :D
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Done. Totally making one of these.
Your a millionaire
That's some funky sanding disc hole layout. Those days are behind me now that I only use Mirka AutoNet mesh discs and have ascended to a higher..... plane....oh ffs.
It’s cool none the less but it’s really not that hard to line up the sanding disc unless you’re trying to do it in a hurricane or something.
Rad idea but I'm an asshole. Ever used an orbital? It does not matter one bit if the pad is off a tad. Shit's getting sanded anyway
Ninja edit: protip for young gamers.. get the holes lined up best you can, they're there for the dust to have somewhere to go, vs building up on the pad.
Unfortunately most Sanders have different patterns so you might be better of making your own
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