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Forum topic by kocgolf posted 08-25-2013 08:38 PM 447 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kocgolf

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08-25-2013 08:38 PM

I have a 72” by 3.5” board, with a 30 degree angle cut the length on half. So, roughly 2 inches with a straight face, and 1.5 inches cut at the 30 deg. I’m not sure how well I am describing that…

Anyway, I do not have a jointer to smooth it, but I can tell that I do have some minor tool marks from the tablesaw blade, and I need to sand this well prior to staining. I am not sure how to really sand this well without wobbling the orbit sander and rounding over the edges of the angle. I honestly don’t know that I trust hand sanding it much more. I suppose the answer is simple and skill related, just go slow and apply careful even pressure, but if anyone has a trick or jig or thought, I’d love to hear it.


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#1 posted 08-25-2013 09:00 PM

Make a sanding block to fit the angled profile. Picture a “u” shape with a flat bottom that’s angled to fit the edge. Then just adhere the sandpaper to the bottom with spray adhesive or double sided tape. The sides will keep it from rocking and rounding the edges.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 10:26 PM

Well that is simple and brilliant…thank you!

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#3 posted 08-26-2013 02:17 AM

You’re welcome! Glad I could help!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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