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Making Sanding Ball Covers

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Blog series by Jim Jakosh updated 08-15-2013 03:39 PM 2 parts 24220 reads 39 comments total

Part 1: How to make replacement sanding ball covers

06-11-2013 01:02 AM by Jim Jakosh | 18 comments »

I was having a problem finding a method to easily sand out the inside business areas of wooden spoons I was making. Hand sanding was fine for the final finish but to shape sand and smooth out all the rough marks was too tedious.I saw the Guinevere Inflatable Sanding Balls on line and broke down and bought one and a set of 3 covers. The inflatable ball is $40 and the covers are 3 for $10. Man was that the answer to that spoon sanding. I did 16 of them in less than and hour !!!!!!!!I tore up on...

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Part 2: Another easier method for making sanding balls

08-15-2013 03:39 PM by Jim Jakosh | 21 comments »

Poor man’s sanding ball (or cheap man’s sanding ball) Here is a simpler way of making sanding balls without having to use that inflatable mandrel. I cut the pattern that same size as when I made the cover for the Guinevere inflatable sanding mandrel, but I just hold them on with an O ring this way. In the future. I’ll cut the flutes longer on the sandpaper covers for more material to hold onto. I began by buying a rubber ball at a dime store here in town. Actually , ...

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