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    Sanding the INSIDE............????

    OK, how do you guys sand the inside of a hollow form?

    Pics of the various solutions will get bonus marks

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    I've actually used my fingers in the areas closest to the mouth.....My Jamieson tool has a teardrop shaped scraping blade I use to scrape it things smooth.....if that fails....Then I paint the inside with black acrylic paint to hide what I can't reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    OK, how do you guys sand the inside of a hollow form?...
    Verrrrrry carefully.

    For the parts I can reach, like right inside the rim, I use these:

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    I'm very careful and use a light touch at slow speeds. I've also found that by folding the paper into a triangle with overlapping ends (see the pic), it helps my fingers grip the paper, and it's abrasive on both sides.

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    If the opening is big enough, I use one of these. I call it the Sandpaper on a Stick:

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    For cases where the bowl sander won't fit, I use these:

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    I generally fold a small piece of sandpaper over a piece of closed-cell foam, then clamp it with the hemostats. Be sure you don't put your fingers through the holes in the handle when you're using it though.

    I find that sanding the inside of a piece can take about as long as hollowing it out. I'm not a complete purist, though. I figure if you can't see it or feel it by reaching inside with a finger, then it doesn't necessarily require sanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    OK, how do you guys sand the inside of a hollow form?

    Pics of the various solutions will get bonus marks

    Cheers!
    That's easy. Just sand before assembly
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    Long skinny fingers
    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    That's easy. Just sand before assembly
    Man, this place is thick with comedians.
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    Besides the excellent tips Vaughn showed us, I use finger tips


    I CA glue on a piece of sand paper and away I go

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    Hey Ron, that is a great idea!
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    I noticed the only person Stuart took seriously was Ron!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    I noticed the only person Stuart took seriously was Ron!

    It's because I have an honest face.


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