flapper sander and inflatable sander designs

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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 04-06-2009 10:59 PM 2867 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2009 10:59 PM

I know of these flapper sanders and they get rave reviews.I would seriously like to make a few of them with design for interchangable flaps of sanding paper grits etc anyone made one or know how please reply with any ideas.I have been away for about a month or so as I was umwell so anyway nice to be back .Also I would like to know of any ideas for an inflatable sander where the can be bought or made,or plans etc. I particularily like the between headstock and tailstock variety for my wood lathe but can’t seem to find them in the uk.also like the grinder fitted type.Once again it seems like you Americans are way ahead of us here in the uk.I am talking about quite large ones for serious sanding not dremel type. Alistair

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#1 posted 04-07-2009 03:25 AM

I wish I had a scanner! fine woodworking, march 1990 has full instuctions for an inflatable bag. It,s two wooden or metal, discs slipped on to a length of pipe. One end of the pipe is sealed and the other has a plug with a valve stem inserted . the discs are fitted to the pipe, just water pipe or pipe clamp stock, with bushings, like those fitted to pulleys, that also need sealing, perhaps with silicon The pipe has a hole half way along its length for the air to fill the bag .The discs have a groove on the rim to take a sealing strip then a canvas tube is slipped over before the rubber tube is slipped on and tied down using a draw string.. They used water hose for their bag. The bag ends are turned over and glued like the hem of your trouser leg. This then has a draw string fitted to attach and tighten the bag. Maybe someone has this magazine they coud copy off for you. failing that you should just google it as they should be commonly available. One brand is Guinivere.

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#2 posted 04-07-2009 03:48 AM

Glad you’re back Alistair. Actually, I really did wonder why you weren’t showing up on any posts. Hope you are over whatever it was and doing well.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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