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Forum topic by Brat700 posted 05-05-2014 04:23 PM 1178 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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?

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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