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Forum topic by Des posted 08-12-2010 10:02 PM 1226 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Des

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08-12-2010 10:02 PM

anyone out there have any nifty ideas as to putting a radius on sanding blocks without making complicated router jigs or using cnc machines?

-- Des


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swirt

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#1 posted 08-13-2010 04:30 AM

Not sure of the specifics, bet here are a few ideas.

a) Clamp it into a handscrew clamp and use that to run it on your router table

b) double stick tape it to your workbench and run around the edge of it with whatever bearing guided bit you have that makes the pattern you want.

c) draw the profile you want on the bothj ends then go after it with a block plane or spokeshave.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Ripthorn

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 03:32 AM

One idea I saw is to stick some sandpaper to a hot water heater and rub the block along that until the radius is completely cut into the wood. Other than that, I can think of three or so router jigs that would do the trick, but those seem to be not what you want. As for easy, buying them is the easiest route (I did this for the last guitar I built, and bear in mind that I am uber cheap).

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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kaltagg

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#3 posted 08-16-2010 10:03 PM

Check out Dura-Block. They have a number of radius blocks available.

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