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#1 posted 12-11-2015 06:48 PM

I used this carbide wheel from harbor freight to scoop the seats for 8 dining chairs that I just recently finished. It does an excellent job of removing material and doesn’t clog at all. And, after finishing all 8 seats, I didn’t notice any wear on the carbide at all. I started smoothing with the harbor freight grinder flap wheels but didn’t like the results. I got burn marks and the material was removed too quickly to be able to do fine smoothing work. I switched to using a flexible rubber disc (also from harbor freight) and slapped on some adhesive backed sandpaper. I chucked it up in my corded drill and went to town. It worked really well.

They’re both very inexpensive, too.

Carbide Wheel:
Flexible Rubber Disc:


Here are my results, just for reference…

-- Nathan

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