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07-23-2011 04:07 PM

I am looking at utilizing a mop style sander to sand profiles. I have never used one before. Our next job might utilize a mitered door style. I think i will have a set of two profile knives cut for the woodmaster to cut my stiles and rails material, but i am anticipating possibly having small knife marks left in the profile that will be difficult to sand out.

Thus a mop sander might be perfect for some light duty profile sanding. Any advice is appreciated.

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#1 posted 07-23-2011 04:29 PM

I’ve used one of the big ones with a 2HP motor and they do a great job, But that probably outside what you are asking for.

I’ve also got a couple of the floppy sanders that you use sandpaper and a threaded rod and build your mop. I think Klingspor has them. I bought mine at a woodworking show.

It’s a layer of sandpaper and then a rubber hose washer and then more sandpaper. The hose rubber is to spread the sandpaper out. Mine is maybe 2 1//2” high and 6” in diam. They also do a great job. You buy different grits sandpaper and make up a couple of grits to make it easy to get from rough to finished.

Another posabality is to take you cut profile wood and then put some saran wrap on the wood and then put Bondo (Automotive body filler) on top of the saran wrap. Make a block that matches the profile. After it’s hard You can shape the wood and glue another board on it to make a handle. They use stick on sandpaper on your profile and sand away at your wood.

I’ve used molding cutters on my Belsaw Planer/moulder. and had good luck. I even made my own moulding cutters out of tool steel and 1/8” thick metal cutter stone. It takes a while and was fun to do. I even tempered the tool steel but heating it and dumping it in a can of motor oil. It might not have been to spec but it got the job done.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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