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Dominik Matus

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09-03-2015 09:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: blade sander

Hello guys!
I have a question to you. My friend has really awesome hand tool. It’s piece of sheet with rough pattern of little dosts, like micro grater. These dots are maybe diamonds. You can attach this sheet to holder.
Whatever, it’s useful for sanding and leveling. Normal grinding paper is nothing compared to this. You can easily sand in corners. I would like to get it, do you know how it’s called or where I can get it? If you don’t understand, I can post photos. Thanks

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer


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DrDirt

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#1 posted 09-03-2015 09:52 PM

Seen something like this at the woodworking shows – as a disc that you can put on your Random Orbit Sander – - -thought it was from Microplane.

Reviews say it is more for shaping/levelling a glue up that might not be totally flush, vs really giving you a surface finish that is “sanded” Lots of swirl marks – - but they touted it as being dust free/low dust like using a hand plane.

Peachtree Woodworking was showing/selling at the shows – but probably available at Amazon/Woodcraft/Highland/Lee Valley etc.

EDIT

I see lots of shaping/rasp stuff from them. But everyone seems to be out of stock on the disks.
Might have to go via E-bay.
http://us.microplane.com/microplanewoodworkinghandtools.aspx

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#2 posted 09-03-2015 10:12 PM

Hmm, thank you for this, but it’s not exactly that. This is too strong. I will take photos next day. ;-)

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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#3 posted 09-03-2015 10:23 PM

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#4 posted 09-03-2015 10:36 PM

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#5 posted 09-03-2015 10:37 PM

It’s not sand paper, it’s sheet of metal and you can blend it. Wait for photos.

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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#6 posted 09-03-2015 11:14 PM

Could it be this?

http://eastwinddiamondabrasives.com/diamond-abrasives-tooling-industrial-lapidary/diamond-dot-abrasive/electroplated-diamond-dot-industrial-lapidary-products.html

Precision Diamond Dot disks and handpads Eastwind Diamond Dot Electroplated PCB Abrasives are precision abrasives. Please do not mistake Eastwind Diamond Abrasives Diamond Dot products for other companies cloth and paper backed products. This product is a thin solid sheet of springy metal, with dots of diamond abrasive electroplated directly to the base sheet. Our diamond dots cannot fall off to create bare sections or pull up to cause cutting or gouging of the material. The direct metal bond to thin metal helps the abrasive lay flat and produces a even sharp facet or bevel when required and prevents uncontrolled scratching of the finsihed surface around the area that is being worked.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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Dominik Matus

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#7 posted 09-10-2015 10:04 AM

So guys, here is the photo. Click to large photo.

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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dhazelton

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#8 posted 09-10-2015 01:33 PM

That is a surform tool. A very fine one, maybe for lead work on auto bodies. If it’s flexible then it’s meant to go in a handle that you can adjust for different rounded contours.

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Dominik Matus

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#9 posted 09-26-2015 10:26 PM

My friend told me it’s made ba brand Sandvik.

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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racerglen

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#10 posted 09-26-2015 11:28 PM

Dominik, I’ve had the same thing for many years, mounted to an orange plastic Sandvik holder, bought one, never any refills as they disappeared from the market here quite quickly..
sheets of the metal came with a a stickey back to attach to, in my case a sanding block, it did work fairly well, but not well enough to replace the sandpaper I’ve been wrapping around that block whenever it turns up since.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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Dominik Matus

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#11 posted 09-26-2015 11:31 PM

Thanks for informations. It has some advantages. For example I can put it to the crack or thin gap. But sure sandpaper is more common than this.

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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#12 posted 09-26-2015 11:36 PM



My friend told me it s made ba brand Sandvik.

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Dominik Matus

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#13 posted 09-26-2015 11:43 PM

Sorry, I forget that he told me the brand, but still we havent knew how it is called. Since brand no longer exist, I’m rather looking for alterntive. And I got answers. The end of this topic ;-)

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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#14 posted 09-26-2015 11:58 PM

The cutting/sanding surface is 2.5 inches by 4.75

and..

A wee might blurry, but it’s the same metal sanding sheet as in your post #7

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#15 posted 09-28-2015 02:24 PM

Try these guys

http://www.fine-tools.com/nt-dresser.html

they even kept the orange plastic handles

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