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Forum topic by TheWoodsmith posted 06-05-2010 02:17 AM 1069 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2010 02:17 AM

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Ok, I couldnt find this anywhere else here so i figured i’d share how i solved a problem in the shop the other day. I had glued up a top for a piece i’m working on, and the glue joint stood up a little high and the planing job was not the best (the mill planes my stuff for me, till i get my own planer) so i had some high spots to deal with. The way I got around not having a thickness planer was taking an 80 grit 8 hole ROS disc and stapling it to a piece of scrap about 14” long then i worked that block with the length running the width of the workpiece. It worked out nicely something like a jointing plane because the edges of the sanding block rode along the highest points and kept the sandpaper from digging into places it shouldn’t i used a ROS disc because the holes helped clogging and made the paper cut very aggresively. So i thought that was cool and wanted to pass it along incase anybody else runs into a similar situation!

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 02:24 AM

Interesting solution well done

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 04:06 AM

Another way to accomplish this is to afix your sandpaper to a flat surface (table saw top) and rub the piece back and forth on the sandpaper. Accomplishes the same thing and perhaps is a bit easier unless the piece is large.


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