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"How To": Mini handy sanders
Art
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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005 - 04:19 AM UTC
I wanted to update an earlier post, this time with pix, so here you go:
While trying to sand small areas on a figure, I came up with this idea. Here is what you'll need to start:

You can re-cycle an old brush, or buy some cheap(a pack of 10 cost me a dollar). The emory boards are thin and double sided.

Gently squeeze the brush head to release the bristles.

Remove the bristles. You can save them for other things(grass, etc.) or toss them.

Trim one end of the emory board to fit into the brush head.

Insert board into brush head.

Clamp brush head to secure, then trim to size/shape to suit your needs. Here is what the finished item(s) should look like:

Hope this tip will be of some use.

Art
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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005 - 04:42 AM UTC
Art,

I like the idea!!!!!

I'm gonna sticky the topic in the forum......
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Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 03:10 PM UTC
Nice! I'm definately going to make some of them. Just the other day I was straining over sanding a hard to reach area of a figure and these would have been perfect!

Thanks for posting,
Eddie
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 07:00 AM UTC
nice, thanks for sharing it


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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 07:57 PM UTC
Art, excellent idea!! I can't wait to try it. Cheers Kevin
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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 10:23 PM UTC
Arty,

nice idea,

why don't you submit it as a "tools & suplies" tip?

This is something to ad to the site
Art
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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2005 - 06:25 AM UTC
Thanx for the comments, guys.

Ronny: Matt added this to the forum as a "Sticky" in Februaury.

Art
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Posted: Sunday, June 12, 2005 - 07:12 AM UTC
yeah, I noticed

But .. if you would add it as a feature then would go in to a whole new section of the site.

Most of us (me included) hit the LATEST POST button, so I almost never see the sticky postings
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Posted: Monday, June 13, 2005 - 12:53 AM UTC

Quoted Text

yeah, I noticed

But .. if you would add it as a feature then would go in to a whole new section of the site.

Most of us (me included) hit the LATEST POST button, so I almost never see the sticky postings



O.K., I'll check with Matt.

Art
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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2005 - 10:02 AM UTC
Fantastic, it is a good idea. I'm trying to use your method. Thanks
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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2005 - 12:41 PM UTC
Excellent idea Art. This is definitely much better than rolling up bits of sandpaper which I'm currently using. Great stuff.
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2006 - 07:09 AM UTC
Just be carefull not to use GOOD scissors to cut emery boards or flexi files, it will ruin the blades
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 11:05 AM UTC
Brilliant! That's what I've been needing! I'm going to make some right now!
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Posted: Monday, November 17, 2008 - 02:56 AM UTC
Image links are broken.
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 12:47 AM UTC
does anyone have the photos that went along with this thread?
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 01:45 AM UTC
Art must have cleaned out his gallery...... The wording has it pretty well covered
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 06:43 AM UTC
I used Art's idea and made some for myself.

Here are the ones that I made for the first Build-A-Tool campaign.



Hope this helps out.

HARV
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 12:46 AM UTC
Thanks a bunch. A picture is worth a thousand words!!
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 04:29 AM UTC
No problem. Glad I could help.

HARV
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 03:52 PM UTC
Very Cool, Thanks for the info, just made me some. It Works Great ! milvehfan
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 11:31 AM UTC
I used a piece of scale lumber and wrapped some sand paper around one end. I secured this with glue and a tack that I cut the point off of. You can make any size sander by using bigger or smaller pieces of wood and wider or thinner pieces of sandpaper.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 06:48 AM UTC

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I used a piece of scale lumber and wrapped some sand paper around one end. I secured this with glue and a tack that I cut the point off of. You can make any size sander by using bigger or smaller pieces of wood and wider or thinner pieces of sandpaper.



Popsicle sticks work well also. Just shape the end to what you need and glue on some sandpaper. I've been doing this for years. My friends father turned me on to the idea.
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 05:17 PM UTC
If you are looking for soft sanders, go to Sally's Beauty Supplies or any beauty supply shop and look for the soft sponge nail smoothers (little squares of pink foam coated with thin emery board material). Cost is 29 cents a piece, and they clean up with an old toothbrush scrubbed across the pad...
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 07:19 PM UTC
You can clean them with an old piece of an eraser also . Works on sand paper too .
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