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Project by clieb91 posted 02-17-2017 04:38 PM 396 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a lot of fun and learned a few things by participating in the latest tool swap. I sent my creations to JayT. Thanks to Dave for hosting.

The Swap as most of you already know was a Surprise one so any tool was open for building. I went with a theme of sanding. I modeled three sanding blocks off of Karson’s design and then made a bow sander which I modeled off of a few of them I saw on YouTube.

I was able to make a number of of the blocks from the wood I had so I have a set of 3 for myself that I have been putting to use on small projects and at the lathe for some spindle smoothing. They are made from Sapelle, Purple Heart, and Ambrosia Maple. Self adhesive cork is on the bottom for a smooth somewhat pliable surface.

The bow sander gave me a new skill in template routing, going to keep working with that. I have the template I used and plan to make another for me to use at the lathe. I decided to do something a little different on this one then the ones I saw on YouTube and make a turned handle. So the handle is turned with a small tenon then epoxied into the recess in the bow. I just used finishing screws and washers to attach the paper.

As time will allow I look forward to participating in future swaps. They are a great way to work with others and learn or hone skills.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 07:29 PM

That bow sander looks like a good idea Chris. I could imagine making some quick dust with that. Nice job.

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

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#2 posted 02-18-2017 08:48 AM

Nice blocks and this sanding bow looks like it could be very usefull in a workshop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 02-18-2017 01:07 PM

Excellent job! I really like these. I bet they sand a lot smoother then the rubber 3M blocks I use.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 02-18-2017 02:42 PM

Nice job I need to make a bow sander too.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 02-20-2017 01:35 PM

Well done Chris. I really liked this package in the swap. Definitely useful tools and some great design and excellent craftsmanship to boot!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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