|Review by Chris||posted 12-27-2009 12:18 AM||3356 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I received the Sorby Sandmaster from my children as a Christmas present. On the surface you might think “Why do I need a tool for sanding a bowl?” I normally use regular sandpaper (Norton or 3M) for finishing my bowls; this however turned out to be a whole different story. I found that I am not seeing the wonderful concentric circles from the sandpaper scratches and I don’t believe I’m getting much if any heat buildup. I just completed a crotch maple bowl this morning and I will say that it cut my finish sanding time by at least half.
Tool Specific Information:
1. Has an articulated head; nice for those odd shapes
2. Has a soft sponge Velcro surface; which follows your contours nicely and it is replaceable.
3. Uses 2” circles of sandpaper (pro or con… you tell me). They are relatively inexpensive @ Woodcraft here in Jacksonville.
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