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Forum topic by SPalm posted 11-21-2009 10:57 PM 1000 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-21-2009 10:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: trick tip sander

I just finished a bit of sanding. There were some parts that needed flipping and exchanging. I was getting frustrated with the age old problem of waiting for the sander to totally stop before putting it down on the bench. I had seen the LJ discussion of using a plastic top of a coffee can. This works ok, and I keep two of them on the bench. But I always end up with putting other small things in them and using them as parts trays. (This is ok in its own right.)

But I just came up with a neat solution. Take another ROS disk, turn it upside down and use it for a landing pad. It could be a used pad or a new one. The hook and loop side is real soft and will not damage the bench top, while the sandpaper side grabs onto the sander. Whenever I am sanding, there are always spare disks nearby.

I don’t know. Give it a try.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#1 posted 11-21-2009 11:06 PM

Interesting idea

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#2 posted 11-21-2009 11:27 PM

Yea, don’t sound to unsound. m

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#3 posted 11-21-2009 11:44 PM

I’ll give it a try for sure. I’ve been toying with buying one of those “sander sitters”, but free is even better.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 01:14 AM

You could make a Small Lazy Larry and put a sanding disk on top of that and let the whole thing Jiggle.

But that is a neat idea Steve.

-- 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 †

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