Simple bow sander

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Project by Lindell Drake posted 01-30-2019 08:24 PM 2255 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed something to help sand some legs on a butcher block table so I tried my hand at some small wood bending. Inspired by one done by Woodbywright on youtube. Fun guy to watch. Its 3/16” oak that I bent by boiling it in water and the end caps are some left over wenge. Works with 3×21 sanding belts.

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#1 posted 01-30-2019 10:05 PM

That is very clever, Armorduck. I might have to look into making one for myself.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#2 posted 01-31-2019 12:00 AM

Really great idea. Gotta make one soon! Thanks for sharing.

-- AJ

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#3 posted 01-31-2019 02:59 AM

Looks cool and useful. Good Job.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#4 posted 01-31-2019 07:04 AM

Pretty cool and simple idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-31-2019 07:21 AM

Thanks everyone. If you watch his video on it he uses 3×18 in sandpaper. I adjusted the length of mine to use 21” paper. I am probably going to make another that is for the 1”x30” paper when I get back from my vacation and try to mirror more of what he was doing by only using hand tools.

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#6 posted 01-31-2019 02:18 PM

Is your oak piece 3/8” thick or 3/16”?

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#7 posted 01-31-2019 02:33 PM

3/16” sorry. Updated the op

Is your oak piece 3/8” thick or 3/16”?

- PCDub

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#8 posted 01-31-2019 05:51 PM

What an awesome idea. Nice bending too!

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#9 posted 02-01-2019 11:56 PM

I like it…well done.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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