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Forum topic by Alan7292 posted 12-05-2014 10:09 PM 978 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2014 10:09 PM

Does anyone have a way to get the current line of drum sanders, Jet, Grizzly,Delta, or any others to sand down to less than 1/16 inch? I want to build bent wood boxes and need thicknesses near .060” for the smaller units.

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#1 posted 12-05-2014 10:16 PM

How about sanding them first and then resawing them the thickness you want. of course on side would still require sanding unless you can use double stick tape to connect it to a thicker piece of wood.

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#2 posted 12-05-2014 11:10 PM

You could use double sided tape to tape the thin wood to a piece of plywood to give you the thickness you need for clearance.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 12-06-2014 01:11 AM

I use a piece of MDF the width of my sander with a 1/16” cleat of MDF glued across the back edge. Double face tape will keep the thin piece from lifting off the sled and being ‘eaten’ by the sander but this happens rarely so I usually skip the tape. If you need to sand thinner than 1/16” just run the sled through and the cleat will get sanded down.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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