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Project by RJones posted 03-30-2010 12:44 AM 3932 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I purchased a Grizzly flap sander for a couple of projects and I have to say it has performed awesome saving me probably hours of hand sanding. All in all it was a great purchase and for the most part nicely designed, however just how and the heck do you align the flaps after you change the paper????

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 03-30-2010 01:02 AM

does it matter if they are ecsacly aligned
becourse when it rotate you will wear out
the piece on the edge so they will be aligned
after a short time and after all it is how hard
you push the flapsander on the pieces you
are working on and you can see from your
picture that it bow a little at the ends
after a little use

Dennis

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closetguy

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#2 posted 03-30-2010 01:08 AM

Having used this flap sander for a couple of years, I have always preferred a root canal to changing paper. You seem to have hit on a solution to this issue. Maybe you should try to sell your idea to Grizzly. I would buy one.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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RJones

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#3 posted 03-30-2010 01:36 AM

Heck I didn’t even get to the root canel I just gave up! I actually have an appointment with my business coach to discuss this thought! If you want one PM me and we can work out the details:)

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/

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okwoodshop

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#4 posted 03-30-2010 01:49 AM

Awesome idea, I have used my sander for so long I guess I finally got the hang of putting it back together but this is pure genius. Also the brushes from grizzly don’t last so good, Soooo I made new wooden pieces, drilled 1/4” holes in them and then cut up an old push broom with poly type bristles, crammed as many of these bristles in the hole as I could get and then with a hot knife melted the back side so they wouldnt come out. Use a counter sink bit on the back side to form a pocket when you melt them. They last ten times longer.

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poroskywood

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#5 posted 03-30-2010 02:25 AM

I’ll take one also, please. I’d rather bash my head against the floor than change the paper.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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RJones

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#6 posted 05-05-2010 04:10 AM

I have made the final adjustments to the prototype and have a couple made. If anyone is interested PM me for details.

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/

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RJones

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#7 posted 07-21-2011 08:55 PM

Finally have a patent pending on the jig:)

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 07-24-2011 10:42 AM

congrat´s :-)

Dennis

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