|Project by Jim Rowe||posted 07-19-2013 10:08 AM||1503 views||16 times favorited||7 comments|
I’m a big fan of the Abranet sanding sheets, the small ones that measure 70×125 mm (2 3/4×5 inches), and use them for most of my sanding needs. The sheets come in a range of “grits” from 80 for initial smoothing up to 600 for fine finishing. I made these “Palm Sanders” from scraps of oak, purple heart and iroko shaped to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. The “handle” is simply glued to the base and secured with a couple of wooden dowels. The flat base is covered with heavy duty stick-on velcro which grips the sanding sheet ready for use. The sheets last for ages and don’t clog very much at all. If they do start to clog, simply peel them off the velcro and shake any dust off before re-attaching.
-- It always looks better when it's finished!