Sanding Blocks

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Project by Redoak49 posted 09-28-2020 01:35 PM 805 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really like the sanding block that I had that used the same 5” round sanding disks that I use on my RO Sander. I had one that I bought and decided that I needed a couple of more of them. I could have bought them on Amazon and they are not too expensive. But, I have arthritis in my hands and needed the shape to work well for me. The second picture shows the old plastic one that I had. Now, I have several blocks set up with different grits.

I used a 2×6 and turned 5” disks and then shaped them to fit my hands. I bought some heavy duty velcro on Amazon, cut 5” circles and stuck them on the blocks. The adhesive on the Velcro was very strong but I also used a few short staples set so the would not interfere with the sanding. They were finished with Orange Shellac.

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#1 posted 09-28-2020 02:11 PM

Those are a lot more sophisticated than the 2×4 cutoff I added some Velcro strips to hold my sanding disks to. Pretty tools…

-- Bstrom

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#2 posted 09-28-2020 02:46 PM

FYI I was wrong as I purchased the 6” wide Velcro on eBay .

Actually, not so pretty as they were just quickly cut and turned. It took me about two hours to make. Shellac is my go to finish for anything in my shop as it dries so quickly and easy to repair.

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#3 posted 09-29-2020 11:47 AM

I salvaged the platen off of a dead ROS and slapped a simple handle on it. I use it all the time, but I hadn’t thought about a mouse shaped sander. I can see how that would fit the hand nicely. I may need to make one as well. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 10-13-2020 11:53 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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