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    Soft sander

    I had a thought the other day after looking at pneumatic drum sanders and their prices.

    1. I took a piece of that 3/4 inch foam pipe insulation with a spit in it.

    2. 3/4 in broom handle cut to about 12 inches long.

    3. Glued it inside insulation with about 1/4 of dowel sticking out each end.

    4. Wrapped sticky back sand paper around insulation ( mine was a roll 31/2
    wide 180 grid)

    5. Made sure all sandpaper going in one direction. Glued the ends when it was wrapped.

    6. Made center marks on the ends of the broom dowel.

    7. Put in on my lathe with the sandpaper heading in the right direction

    8. Fired it up and did some nice profile sanding.

    9. Approximate cost nearly nothing had a 4 ft piece of insulation and had the dowel sandpaper maybe 20 cents

    10. Runs easily between spur and tail stock

    Try it I think you'll like it

    Bill

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    Bill you know the rules,,, do I have to say it, I guess I do,,,, No pictures it didn't happen.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Pretty cool idea Bill
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    Well Don I guess I didn't know the rule. it's a little petty to me. I can't find the cord to upload and pictures so I can't share my idea

    Really.???????????

    I've got my big boy pants on. but if that's the little rule I'll try and follow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McQueen View Post
    Well Don I guess I didn't know the rule. it's a little petty to me. I can't find the cord to upload and pictures so I can't share my idea

    Really.???????????

    I've got my big boy pants on. but if that's the little rule I'll try and follow it.


    Don't feel bad, Bill. It's definitely not a rule! Don harasses everyone for pictures. It's one of his major faults. He once asked for pix of a box that something was being shipped in.

    I got a very good picture (in my mind's eye) of what you built, and if I was a lathe user, I'd even consider making one.
    Jim D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Don't feel bad, Bill. It's definitely not a rule! Don harasses everyone for pictures. It's one of his major faults. He once asked for pix of a box that something was being shipped in.

    I got a very good picture (in my mind's eye) of what you built, and if I was a lathe user, I'd even consider making one.
    If asking for pics is one of my major faults then I am blessed, in term of pics as you know it m,akes it easier to understand what the heck ZU are talking about so it has been an un written rule NO PIC, DiD'T Happen.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Let's calm down a bit here, I agree with Don I'm a visual guy myself, but Don we have to reasonable and not be too quick to flame someone. There maybe circumstances with which we might not be aware of (like in my case I couldn't find my camera cable to upload anything) I've put it behind me Don I hope you have too.

    Thanks

    Jim thanks for keeping us on a straight line

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    Thanks for the tip Bill.

    I made what you described and it worked perfectly.

    The only change I made is I made mine a little longer and used 2 different grades of paper. The stuff I got at Klingspors worked well

    Thanks for the tip....it was a great one!

    No pictures ......no camera.....

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    Here is a picture finally. I had a terrible time getting it to a size it would up load.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Flexable sander.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McQueen View Post
    we have to reasonable and not be too quick to flame someone.
    It's not a FLAME, it's just a running joke that's been going on since the beginning.
    Jesus was a Woodworker

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