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Forum topic by Dan posted 12-20-2010 11:51 PM 3038 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan

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12-20-2010 11:51 PM

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 12-20-2010 11:54 PM

Shopsmith dot com carries them

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 11:59 PM

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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#3 posted 12-21-2010 04:00 AM

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

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#4 posted 12-21-2010 07:05 AM

Thanks guys!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#5 posted 12-21-2010 07:14 AM

Harbor Freight also sells sanding sponges.

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#6 posted 12-21-2010 02:40 PM

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

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