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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
Great as always Allison.

I'm thinking about an intarsia project, but have never done it and haven't the slightest as far as going about doing it. I'm sure it's not as "simple" an idea as I'd like to think it looks sometimes, is it? Layers and rounded edges?
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
Good trick with the pads. We would waterblast our cloth backed widebelts to clean them at work.
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
Great idea.
Thanks for sharing.
Rod
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
Beautiful looking birds! Thanks for the tip about the sanding pads.
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
Ya know I meant to write that these sanding pads are extremely inexpensive and most of you are probably wondering why bother. The reason I liked this tip is the only way I can get them is through a catalog, etc. due to where I live. I usually get them at Harbor Freight for next to nothing, but say I spend $5.00 on them, I have to get them from Reno, Nevada and the cost of shipping may be $15.00. I am sure you know what I am saying. That's why it's a good little tip for me, and one from an old woodworking artist I met from Laguna Beach that I have written about here before.
Thanks to all that replied.
PEACE!!!
Allison
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
Thanks for the info on the pads, Allison. I have just been tossing them as I would sandpaper but, if this extends, their life then I am going to try it. (Of course I probably will get yelled at for putting them in MY WIFE'S washer. The pelicans look really good. I enjoy seeing projects such as this and it is amazing what can be depicted in wood by artists such as yourself.
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
Hi Allison. I often rinse my pads out in water and then just "squeeze" them dry. Altough I have never used them for my intarsia pieces. I use "pnuematic" sanders and simply adjust the air pressure. I have found that this works for rounding the edges and getting into all the tight spaces for my projects.
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
Never thought of rinsing those pads Allison but I can see it's a great idea. Thanks for the tip.
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
I can't wait for the completed picture !
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
Whoops, sorry Allision did not mention how great the pelicans look.
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
looks great Allision can you tell me what woods you used. im getting interested in this intarsia stuff mainly due to seeing your stuff on here and I might have a go at it as soon as I can get a few pieces of different colour woods. here in Australia we don't seem to have too many different colour woods to choose from as any body ever done one by dyeing woods
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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
Very nice work great trick on the sanding blocks
 

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Sanding Pads and Pelicans

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a "big picture" somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil' pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are essential( for me anyway) when it comes to sanding something such as this.
What I really wanted to post about was a little trick Iwas told that I tried that I swear by when it comes to these pads.
Wash them! Yup right in the washing machine
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As can be seen, some of these are on the old side, LOL!!! But I swear by this trick, just place them in a pillow case and tie the end of the case into a knot and was as you would your laundry. I always use cold and that's what I use. Of course I place nothing else in the washer, but they come out nice and clean and ready to sand some more for you! I have them here by my wood stove on one of those clothes drying racks (made with dowels)
And the following are the Pellicans I am working on. Neither have their feet yet as I am not quite sure how I am going to be using them

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When the pads dry which will not take more than a couple hours I will continue (I hope) just how I go about sanding super tiny pieces.
The birds looks great, thanks for the tips with the sanding pads. Like Scott, I have just been throwing them away. HD and Lo's carries these too, just in-case you have one near by..
 
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