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Forum topic by siouxdawgs0409 posted 09-16-2010 02:15 AM 962 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2010 02:15 AM

Hey there.

Is there any innovative ways to easily sand a profile with out losing the profile shape? I was wondering if anyone has made a negative of the profile out of balsa wood maybe? Where can you get blocks of balsa wood? Or any other ideas to sand the profile?

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#1 posted 09-16-2010 03:09 AM

Foam board works well for forming for sanding profile blocks. There is also a rubber profile set of sanding blocks you can purchase, they are wedged shape with the thick part having the radius edge for radius sanding.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 06:49 PM

I have a set of these from If you are interested, the item # is 150-362.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 09:37 PM

You can use epoxy to make a negative. Just cover the piece with kitchen wrap, get a piece somewhat shaped to the form yoiu need, fill it with epoxy and slap them together until the epoxy hardens,

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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