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patron

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09-24-2009 01:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: trick tip resource

these are made from belt sander sleeves ,
any size will do ,
i like the 4×24 most ,
as it will span a longer area .
rip a piece of scrap and cross cut
to a slightly longer length and
round the ends slightly ,
keep trimming it , ( and rounding ) ,
until you get a snug fit .
in different grits , they clean up edges very fast !
or round quickly .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle


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#1 posted 09-24-2009 01:45 PM

Nice idea will have to try it with some slightly used belts, they should come in handy around the shop…thanks patron.

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 02:03 PM

Those look like they’d work great for cornering. I gave up on block sanding for flats though. Hand-sanding follows the grain better for me…
Some guy wanted to sell me a palm sander for $5… I thanked him, but told him I already have two, a right and a left hand model, variable speed, cordless, and always within arm’s reach. I held up my hands and described circles in the air… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 02:15 PM

Good idea,Thanks

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 02:30 PM

Pretty spiffy idea. I’ve got some belts left over from when my benchtop sander died and now I have a good use for them.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 05:44 PM

Super idea…....being woodworking challenged, this looks like something I could do without messing it up too bad

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#6 posted 09-24-2009 06:03 PM

A great idea David. Nice use of older belts.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 09-24-2009 06:41 PM

Hand sanding is gesunder or fitter for the body well done.kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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patron

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#8 posted 09-24-2009 06:53 PM

allistair ,
your typing and spelling ,
is sterling !

but you sure talk funny English ? (lol)

i guess it makes sense to me though ,
as i’ve got Scottish blood too !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 09-24-2009 08:39 PM

David
How do you expect me to sell all these neat tools if you keep showing everyone how to make thir own stuff cheap? LOL
Yet another good idea from you—-Thanks

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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#10 posted 09-24-2009 09:39 PM

these are just rough drafts , kent .
the real stuff is for you to make ,
with bubinga ,sapele, purpleheart , birdseye maple , and ebony !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 09-24-2009 10:10 PM

Well said David..Hi Kent..
great idea as usual.. in the 45 years you have learnt a hell of a lot of neat tricks.. and you are willing to share that Knowledge… You are a man amongst men.
Thank You for all your input.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#12 posted 09-25-2009 11:27 AM

Thanks David. I am a bit of a skinflint and this sort of thing suits me very well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 09-27-2009 07:54 AM

I use these myself. In all shapes and sizes. I’ve got a couple glued to 1/8th x 3/4×24 inches yellow heart strips. Great for chamfers on edges in smaller areas. Fun to add a little detail.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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