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s_grifter

186 posts in 1933 days


08-23-2016 04:35 PM

Hello,
Was just flattening up a cutting board the other day on my drum sander. I was taking very light passes but was still getting more build up on my sanding material. Was using 80 grit. Yes, I have read the earlier feed from this link.http://lumberjocks.com/topics/28042. I am wondering what you guys suggest for abrasives. I believe that the majority of my problem is using the Norton abrasive roll. I use Mirka Gold for everything else that I do, but Mirka does not have the same thing available for drum sanders. They have Jepuflex, which does not appear to have the same coating to prevent loading of the sand paper. Klingspor does have a few products, but I hate to spend tons of money on a product if I don’t know weather it will solve my problem or not. Any advice here would be great.
As always, thanks for the help.


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splintergroup

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 05:22 PM

I use Klingspor abrasives and don’t have sever loading issues, but when I do it usually is related to the wood type I’m sanding.

Do you use a cleaning stick?

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 05:28 PM

Same as above, I’ve used Klingspor bulk rolls…and when the paper loads it’s usually the wood (or me).

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s_grifter

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 06:42 PM

I do use a cleaning stick. my problem was coming from the end grain of a glued up cherry board. I used an older roll to clean up most of the glue, had previously scraped it off while it was still gummy, so there was not a whole lot on there. Had some pretty bad burning going on. I know cherry does burn fairly easy. But I changed the roll, and was taking very light passes. cleaning every few passes, but started seeing burn marks fairly quickly from buildup.

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 07:21 PM

Cherry is one of the worst! Lots of potential pitch pockets.

Once the board is even and the excess glue is gone, there is not much left to foul things up.

When I do end grain cherry, I take very light cuts (1/8 -1/4 turn, 1/64 inch). What you need to watch out for
is the wood warping from the heat, this causes the cut depth to be far larger that you think. End grain seems to really react to the heat.

I’ll place my hand on the surface after a pass and if it feels warm, I’ll stop for 30 minutes or so. When I am sanding, I’ll flip the board for each pass.

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s_grifter

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 07:50 PM

I did notice the board getting very warm but didn’t think to stop and give it a break. that would make a lot of sense.

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s_grifter

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#6 posted 08-23-2016 07:54 PM

So, what kind of klingspor abrasive do you use? They have their standard red,aluminum oxide, then there was a blue, aluminum zirconia, then the darker, purplish kind, not sure what the abrasive is there, and the Gold, cloth back aluminum oxide. I was leaning towards the gold, but it only comes in 10m rolls and it appears to be the closest to Mirka Gold.

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 08-24-2016 12:35 PM

I’ve always bought the red aluminum oxide and had great results with it.

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splintergroup

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#8 posted 08-24-2016 02:46 PM



I ve always bought the red aluminum oxide and had great results with it.

- Fred Hargis

Ditto!

I get the big rolls for economy. When a belt gets fouled, I’ll soak it in a pail of ammonia for a few hours, then rinse and dry (laid flat). I have also tried “Simple Green” and that works too.

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cavalier

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#9 posted 08-25-2016 10:54 AM

I use a old rubber flip flop sole to remove the fouled up gunk. It works.
cavalier

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#10 posted 08-25-2016 06:37 PM

Not sure what size you need,bu tI have been very pleased with products/price/knowledge of the folk from http://www.supergrit.com/ It is where I buy all my paper.

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