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Forum topic by Dan posted 1310 days ago 2662 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan

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1310 days ago

I got a sanding bar from my dad that is called a Wonder Bar. I don’t know how long ago he got it but it was probably 10 years or more… The bar feels like rubber and as you sand the grit breaks away and there is new grit. The one I have is a finer grit that I use all the time to clean and polish my steel tools. Its so much better then having to deal with sheet after sheet of sand paper.

I did some searching online and cant find anything about these sanding bars. If anyone knows somewhere that still sells these please let me know. I would love to buy some more and different grits.

Thanks

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"


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Big_Eddy

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#1 posted 1310 days ago

Shopsmith dot com carries them

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DrDirt

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#2 posted 1310 days ago

Like this?? on amazon
Flexible hand sanding blocks made from resilient rubber filled evenly throughout with hard abrasive grit.

Garryflex blocks are ideal for cleaning and polishing all metals and ceramics.

Use instead of emery cloth, wet and dry, wire wool etc.

Grade. Medium.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garryson-Garryflex-Abrasive-Block-120grit/dp/B0001P08UQ

In Auto SUpply houses they still have them…
http://www.denlorstools.com/home/dt1/page_27691/motor_guard_wb_1_block_sanding__wonder_bar_.html

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FreshPants

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#3 posted 1310 days ago

Sandflex handblock made by Klingspor, comes in three tasty grits.

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Dan

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#4 posted 1310 days ago

Thanks guys!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#5 posted 1310 days ago

Harbor Freight also sells sanding sponges.

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Toolz

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#6 posted 1309 days ago

http://www.cratex.com/rubindx.htm
I have been using Cratex sticks for about 20 years…they are great!

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