|Forum topic by Greg Guarino||posted 31 days ago||442 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
31 days ago
... or reinventing the wheel?
I’m a novice, so I’m constantly puzzling out how to do things. I designed a set of cookbook shelves that incorporate lots and lots of small parts. Here’s the first dry fit (no top and no shelves yet):
I’m making two identical units. I realized only after I cut all the pieces that it would really be a chore to sand them. This is what I came up with; a “corral” made from strips of ply that would exactly hold 4 pieces at a time:
Hmmm. I don’t see the video now. Here’s the link
I used three sanders so I wouldn’t need to change grits repeatedly. The “corral” worked so nicely that I used it for some of the curved parts also, even for the hand-sanding of the curves. I then made a three-sided corral for some of the longer parts, holding the fourth side with my other hand.
Is this a common technique I wonder?