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SANDING SLEEVE PATTERN

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Project by kiefer posted 07-06-2015 08:26 PM 1606 views 19 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted the sanding sleeves and how I make them a while ago but never posted how to make the pattern so I thought I better .

I start with measuring the diameter of
the sleeve drum and then multiply that by 3.14 which gives me the circumference and the length of the angle cut .

Here is a calculation to determine the length of the side length of the pattern .
Simply multiply 3.14 by the height of the drum which is 4.5” and that would give me the length of the side of the pattern but I prefer to mark it of the drum itself .

I cut a strip of poster board to width in this case 2” wide ,the same width as the original sleeve wrap size .

Here I laid out the angle for the end of the pattern which is 6.28 ” so 6 1/4” will work fine





Next I wrap the pattern around the hub starting at the top with the patterns angle cut upward along the rim of the drum and once one complete wrap is done I secure the pattern with a bit of tape then I finish the wrap end mark the bottom along the end of the drum .
Now I cut the other end of the pattern by using the same angle as the other end .
This can be done by using a bevel gauge and aligning it with the mark I made at the bottom of the drum as I do here or by measurement along each side of the pattern https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/nr2yy8q.jpg!

Now its time to cut the sand paper strip ( I am using a scrap piece here )using the pattern and a straight edge .


Next is the tape along the edge that will hold the sleeve together and wrapping the paper tight around the drum and all done .
I hope this helps and I was clear enough explaining it .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 07-06-2015 08:54 PM

Thanks!

You improve with each blog Klaus!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 07-06-2015 09:30 PM

You are so clever, Klaus. thanks!! That sure saves buying those drums!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-06-2015 09:31 PM

Excelent. thank for share Kiefer. Great photo secuence

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 07-06-2015 09:35 PM

I appreciate this tutorial blog Klaus. Maybe it will save me some money on sanding sleeves. Thanks.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-06-2015 10:07 PM

Thnx for sharing Klaus.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 07-06-2015 11:51 PM

Good one Klaus.
I think if you live long enough you may end up in a shop with nothing but shop-made tools.
The careful observer can always see a few in each of your posts.
This is a great little way to economize in an area where overpricing is the norm.
Thanks!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 07-06-2015 11:52 PM

Going in my Favorites!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 07-07-2015 12:09 AM

Thanks.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 07-07-2015 12:28 AM

You are making this easier and easier for us. Thanks for all the info Klaus. I also do not believe in the price of these we have to pay. Especially with all the different grits.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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kiefer

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#10 posted 07-07-2015 02:42 AM

Thanks for all the comments and it’ nice to see you find some use for this .
Paul if you and all the others would stop posting all those nifty shop made tools there may be a chance but I am having too much fun making my own and besides they are the right price and size .
BTW that little bevel gauge gets a lot of use as you can see and that straight edge that you came up with is certainly a finger saver haven’t had a cut in my fingers since .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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