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Ryan Haasen

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01-05-2012 12:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question sander guinevere sanding system

I am in the planning process of building a model Bell 407 Helicopter for my dad. It will be about 46” long and has a bunch of curves that have to be perfect, and my stationary sander won’t do the trick. I have looked on the internet and have come across the Guinevere Sanding System. It looks like the perfect tool for the job but it costs a lot. Is there a something that will do the same thing for a lower price or is the Guinevere the way to go? I prefer a hand held device because it will be too difficult to manoeuvre this hunk of wood around a stationary sander.

Thanks in advance for comments and suggestions.

-- Ryan

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 01:09 AM

How about a hand held dremel with a sanding disk. Mine works well and has a cable extension off the dremel like a dentist drill giving it a lot of flexibility and ability to sand exactly where you want. Good luck and awesome work.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 01:13 AM

Then there’s the ever trusty hand held piece of folded sandpaper! heheh.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 01:46 AM

Hi, in my order is almost the same model that I have to build, there are two ways to build one piece of wood and another to build parts and glue.

-- What I can do with a piece of wood and mine or your imagination.

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 01:52 AM

You can buy the system without the motor and flexible shaft…
but it’s still spendy for what you get.

Buy let me Google that for you:

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 01:53 AM

I use my Dremel like GalgaryGeoff mentioned. I have a set of sanding drums that I usually use in the drill press, and they fit the Dremel just fine. It makes a great hand held sanding machine.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Ryan Haasen

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#6 posted 01-05-2012 01:54 AM

Thanks for your suggestions, The dremel is a great idea, as well as what Loren mentioned. And hand sanding will always be the finishing touch!

-- Ryan

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#7 posted 01-08-2012 04:25 AM

you can get the Dura grit bits for your dremel and they work great i use them all the time for things on my projects. i got mine from Lee Valley tools.

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