LumberJocks

sanding router edges

  • Advertise with us

« back to Finishing forum

Forum topic by Brat700 posted 05-05-2014 04:23 PM 933 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Brat700's profile

Brat700

93 posts in 2825 days


05-05-2014 04:23 PM

I need advise on how to sand the edges of items I have routed. My hands will not let me sand it by hand. Do you know of any thing I can build to do the job?

-- Wood working will help heal your body and mind !!


4 replies so far

View TheDane's profile

TheDane

4997 posts in 3130 days


#1 posted 05-05-2014 04:28 PM

It is easy to make ‘profile sanders’. All you need is some plastic sandwich bags and a can of Bondo (or your favorite auto body filler).

Mix the filler and the hardener it comes with in a plastic sandwich bag, massage the bag to mix the two, then press the bag on the profile you wish to sand.

Let it harden, then remove and put sandpaper in the profile and sand away.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

View firefighterontheside's profile

firefighterontheside

13523 posts in 1324 days


#2 posted 05-05-2014 04:33 PM

You can use foam sanding pads. These should be soft enough to not remove the detail, but good for holding onto better than just sand paper. Something like these.
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Sanding-Sponge-3-75-Inch-2-625-Inch/dp/B0061JM4GC/ref=sr_1_36?ie=UTF8&qid=1399307514&sr=8-36&keywords=Sanding+pad

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

View bobasaurus's profile

bobasaurus

2675 posts in 2651 days


#3 posted 05-05-2014 04:43 PM

Never heard of that bondo trick… might have to try it someday. I’ve heard of flap/mop sander setups that can sand routed edges well.

-- Allen, Colorado

View crank49's profile

crank49

3981 posts in 2438 days


#4 posted 05-05-2014 07:27 PM

If I might ask, why will your hands not let you sand by hand?
Could influence what I would suggest as a work-around.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com