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10-10-2016 05:29 PM

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Hello out there, Im looking for ideas on sanding levels flat for better a glue bond. Some pieces are higher and they rock a bit. the best idea i have is gluing a bunch of sandpaper to a flat surface and just pulling and pushing across. looking for a better way. the bottom piece is 21” across.


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#1 posted 10-10-2016 05:56 PM

router sled would be the best wayto flatten. If you don’t know what that is lookup on you tube

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#2 posted 10-10-2016 07:49 PM

I have nevr seen anyone flatten anything like that. great idea thx. and it gives me a reason to buy a router.

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#3 posted 10-10-2016 08:00 PM

Hand plane

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#4 posted 10-10-2016 11:23 PM

I think i may try it, hand planing, A bit cheaper and I could use the practice. Plus i need time to research a router

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#5 posted 10-11-2016 01:49 AM

This can be flattened using a “V” sander. I have one that is eighteen inches across but there are larger ones I think. ” Stockroom Supply” is where I bought the kit for mine.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#6 posted 10-11-2016 12:00 PM

I would take a compass and just mark the spots that need to be removed and go carefully with a belt sander. Or you could make a big sanding block by getting a big piece of mdf , add a couple of handles and glue sandpaper to the bottom of it. Run that across the top of each piece instead of pushing and pulling the piece over the sandpaper. You’ll probably have to screw or clamp the piece down somehow.

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#7 posted 10-12-2016 08:29 AM



This can be flattened using a “V” sander. I have one that is eighteen inches across but there are larger ones I think. ” Stockroom Supply” is where I bought the kit for mine.

I looked into the v sander. I don’t see that very practical for my shop, not much room. I like the idea though

- Jim Finn


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#8 posted 10-12-2016 08:36 AM



I would take a compass and just mark the spots that need to be removed and go carefully with a belt sander. Or you could make a big sanding block by getting a big piece of mdf , add a couple of handles and glue sandpaper to the bottom of it. Run that across the top of each piece instead of pushing and pulling the piece over the sandpaper. You ll probably have to screw or clamp the piece down somehow.

- dhazelton


Gluing sand paper to a board seems feasable. sounds better than gluing a bunch of paper down. Maybe build a clamp to secure it to my 1/3 sheet DA , Hmm…

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#9 posted 10-12-2016 11:02 AM

I’d go with your original idea unless you’re doing a bunch of these. Put some sandpaper on your tablesaw top and work it until it’s flat.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 10-15-2016 01:31 AM

Well I have a 1/3 sheet da sander, and i been sanding and checking for rocking. getting close i think time will tell.

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#11 posted 10-15-2016 07:36 PM

Well i picked up a planer today. I think that maybe the way to go. Less dust is a huge factor but the results are pretty good consiidering its the first time using one. I have a feeling I will use it a lot.

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#12 posted 10-22-2016 08:47 AM

Without knowing what you are building
Dont do anything just use a Polyurethane glue.

Wipe the mating joint surfaces over with a damp cloth apply the glue and It will expand and fill the small gaps.
Then scrape off the residue when its dry.

Note it does not have a lot of strength properties

-- Regards Robert

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