Bowl sanding pads

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Project by Ivan posted 05-18-2018 06:04 AM 1615 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...It’s more due to getting some turning practise and learning proces…
I’ve got some very good advices, tips and practise from my LJ buddy Marijan, nickname ZAGREB, skilled woodturner, who told me that never sand bowl interior with hands -rather use something like this. So I decided to make some 50 and 75mm diameter. Wood: ash, beech and hornbeam. Some hardware : bearings, screws and nuts. I cut velcro from bigger piece and ordered some more on e-Bay. Finish wood oil.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 05-18-2018 10:43 AM

Nice work. And if anything goes wrong, it’s better they break than your hand.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#2 posted 05-18-2018 10:47 AM

dobro izgleda…kad imaš akademika ua učitelja,hehe
kužim da si napravio dva komada.ali tri…
s čim budeš držao trećega?hehehe
pozdrav i pazi…trećega

-- bambi

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#3 posted 05-18-2018 11:21 AM

Nice work, Ivan. I have seen then for sale and wondered how they worked. I use my hands!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 05-18-2018 12:55 PM

They look great Ivan. Velcro is nice; it makes life so much easier!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 05-18-2018 12:56 PM

Nice. Having never made a bowl, I have to ask, is the reason to not use the hand for safety or for quality?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 05-18-2018 01:47 PM

I’ve seen some similar to these. Do they work well?

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 05-18-2018 01:59 PM

nicely done. will have to make some even though I do use a right angle drill.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 05-18-2018 04:35 PM

You saved a lot of money with making them self.


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#9 posted 05-18-2018 04:58 PM

Looks like a good idea. I am sure you will also fond other uses for them too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#10 posted 05-18-2018 05:39 PM

Great way to have the next grit ready to go, nice job!

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#11 posted 05-18-2018 07:50 PM

Super cool.
Well made and good looking.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 05-18-2018 08:26 PM

super cool idea Ivan …. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 05-18-2018 10:48 PM

Super idea. I need to make some of these!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 05-18-2018 11:33 PM

Great idea, Ivan! I really like the way you made the head angle adjustable.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 05-19-2018 03:06 AM

Always thought of getting one. I see it would be easy to make your own. Nice job Ivan.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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