The disk sander on the Shopsmith does the usual disk sanding stuff, plus some things that you can't do on an ordinary disk sander. Here's a good example from a real shop situation.
Sanding a banjo peghead can be a challenge. It won't sit flat on a table, and it's hard to sand the edges without rounding them over. On the other hand, it's a good test for the Shopsmith.
I clamp the neck to the Shopsmith table. The "ears", which kept it from lying flat, hang over the edge.
The headstock is moved into place.
With the project securely clamped, I can draw the disk into the wood, which allows me to sand it without rounding over the edges.
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