Introduction: Belt Sander Seam Rubber

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A Seam Rubber is used for smoothing Stitches and folding Creases into Canvas, it's like a Sailmakers Iron.

Step 1: Get Some Wood

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Find a piece of Hardwood long enough for your Seam Rubber and let it dry.

Step 2: Split Into Quarters

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Split the Wood into Quarters.

Use if possible an Axe with an wide Head like a Splitting Maul.

Step 3: Rough Shaping

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You could use a Hatchet to roughly shape the Wood, that way you won't need as much sanding.

Step 4: Sand Rectangular

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Sand the Sides flat into a rectangular Profile.

Step 5: Sand a Wedge

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Taper one End into a short Wedge.

Step 6: Slim Down the Handle

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Slim down the Handle to a comfortable Thickness.

Use a Roll of the Sander to create the Bevels.

Rotate the Handle holding at the Wedge to sand the Handle round.


ThomasK19 (author)2016-06-04

How about using a saw for the rough cut? Or do you have a special favor for sawdust?

ritterst (author)ThomasK192016-06-05

I planned to use a hatchet for roughing out, since the handle broke on the first blow i just went on with the belt sander,

With 40 grit paper on it i did'nt waste a thought on getting another tool.

ThomasK19 (author)ritterst2016-06-05

Lol - you should have sanded a new handle for your axe first xD

ritterst (author)ThomasK192016-06-05

I thought i just buy a new one but i am not paying 50 Euro plus shipping for it.

Now i use the opportunity to correct the design flaw in the Handle, you can't see it in the Picture but It split exactly at the point where the Wood was'nt enclosed in the Head.

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