|Project by Maxx||posted 11-12-2010 07:59 AM||2020 views||12 times favorited||8 comments|
After seeing Filinvested’s post about beads, I thought I’d give it a try. My wife is into beading – so this works out well for both of us. On that post, he says he used a drill and sanded for a couple of hours. Well, I’m pretty sure my drill would burn up long before a couple of hours – so I did a very similar setup with a fan motor. I went to Goodwill and bought a cheap fan. After removing the fan blades, I took a tin can and mounted it over the fan. I used a round piece of wood – stuck a 6” sanding disk to it and mouted it to the shaft of the motor. I lined the tin can with 220 grit sand paper and I was ready to go. I put various “chunks” of wood into the contraption and cranked it up. I let it go for about 90 minutes total. 30 minutes and then 1 hour. Filinvested was right…it’s very noisy! But in the end – I have a bunch of very unique beads – these are cedar and chechen and some other stuff that was hanging around the place. I dipped them in polyurethane and let them hang to dry. Took about 3 coats to get a bit of a shine on ‘em. Thanks for taking a look…and thanks to Filinvested for the idea!
-- Where did all this sawdust come from?