Edge Band Sanding Block

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Project by MT_Stringer posted 04-22-2015 02:05 AM 2237 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Problem: I have some project pieces on my current project that have edge banding on the plywood. These need final sanding before I can stain them.

Resolution: I hope this is the resolution. I saw this sanding tip on an episode of The Woodsmith Shop.

I have some pieces with 5/16 inch edges banded to the plywood to hide the layers of plywood. The cabinet frame has a 3/4 inch face frame. It also needs to be sanded on the edges.

I made four of these sanding blocks. Two have 80 grit paper and the two others are 220 grit. I attached the paper with contact cement.

I glued and screwed two pieces of wood together to form each sanding block leaving a lip for the sand paper strip to attach. The end result is a 90 deg sanding block that will allow the user to sand the hardwood edge and not affect the plywood veneer.

I hope you find these helpful. Remember, they were not my idea, just my version.


-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 04-22-2015 05:10 AM

So simple… I feel dumb for not having thought of this before.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#2 posted 04-22-2015 12:07 PM

Gr8 and simple.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 04-22-2015 12:42 PM

looks like it should work well. you might consider 3M #77 spray adhesive on the next one, sticks sandpaper to wood quite well and its super convenient compared to contact cement. most big home improvement places carry it. picked that tip up from Jimmy Diresta

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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