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12-08-2015 10:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question carving tool chisel blade sandpaper granite block sharpening sanding

I sharpen most of my tools on sandpaper and a flat surface. I know I should use the spray glue/adhesive, but I never bought any from the U.S. and I live in Tonga where there is none.

Is there something else I can use?

I use wet/dry sandpaper, so I tried getting the flat surface damp, NOT very wet. Just enough to feel moist. But as it dries, it makes the paper roll up and not stay flat.
Thank you.


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#1 posted 12-08-2015 10:44 PM

Maybe a glue stick, or contact cement? I’ve tried just clamping paper down to my granite plate and it works okay.

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 12:14 AM

double-stick carpet tape might work. That is, IF they sell it in Tonga (where ever that is :-)

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 12:32 AM

I use wd40 and spray the back of the paper. Stays pretty flat. I don’t have problems for honing. When reestablishing a bevel Ill hold it.

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#4 posted 12-09-2015 01:59 AM

you don’t need adhesive. I use to use the scary sharp method and never glued it down made a mess.

I had a piece of granite purchased from woodcraft a couple inches thick. Get a spray bottle and spritz the surface of the granite.

Get some wet/dry sandpaper from an autobody store and place it over the wet surface and spritz the paper. The suction created between the stone and paper will keep it in place just fine and you wont have that mess to deal with.

spritz it on occasion to keep it wet. You will see it works.

Works great. Good luck cheers.

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#5 posted 12-09-2015 03:05 AM

Clamping works for me only if the paper is really stiff, like a power sander sheet.

Tonga is in the South Pacific. It gets hot here, but not as hot as Georgia can ;) I doubt if they sell that here, not much carpet because the humidity, mold, mildew, poverty, etc.

I was thinking about the WD-40 but thought it might do the rolling up thing. I will try water or WD-40 and clamp the edges to make sure.

Thank you

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#6 posted 12-09-2015 03:52 AM

Sanderguy, if you have access to school or office supplies you could try doublefaced Scotch tape. It is very sticky and thin, so the paper should stay flat.
Jim

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#7 posted 12-09-2015 01:20 PM


Tonga is in the South Pacific. It gets hot here, but not as hot as Georgia can ;) I doubt if they sell that here, not much carpet because the humidity, mold, mildew, poverty, etc.

Thank you
- Sanderguy777

LOL! I looked Tonga up on Google maps AFTER I typed that. Over near Australia and New Zealand. Geeze you guys are just a speck in the ocean. Having lived my whole life here in the US I cant imagine living on such a small island.

Beautiful place

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#8 posted 12-09-2015 06:01 PM

It is beautiful. I took some classes at a school that had a wall map 20 ft long and 12 feet high of the whole world. The above water part of Tonga was about an inch long and 1/2 inch wide!!!

I will look into the double sided Scotch tape. If I can’t find that, I know I’ve seen gluesticks.

thanks again

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#9 posted 12-09-2015 06:39 PM

Rubber cement; available where office supplies are sold. You brush it on both surfaces; let it dry until tacky; then bring together. It will grab instantly, so make sure it is aligned perfectly.

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#10 posted 12-11-2015 08:25 AM

I tried diluting some cheap PVA glue with water, about 50-50, glued the sandpaper to my flat surface and put some weights on it to flatten it. It looks like it will work pretty well, although I haven’t gotten a chance to use it yet.

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#11 posted 12-11-2015 11:47 AM

The easiest thing I have found is the double back sticky tape that is used to keep golf club grips on shafts. Super thin, and it comes in 2” width, so you lay down four strips and the paper lays right over it. No water needed unless you want, since the stuff is waterproof but lifts easily with a hair dryer or heat gun.

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