Introduction: Custom Sanding Block

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I needed a narrow flexible sanding block for delicate, curvy wood projects.

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This works great for curvy wood if you want to make something like this knife handle.

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I first went down and got a loop sanding belt from one of those cheap tool stores, like at the "Harbor"

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I measured the loop to get the right length of my block

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Then I drew out the curve that I wanted and a reverse curve for my hand grip, handle area

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Trace the design onto a piece of wood the same thickness as the sanding belt and cut it out with a scroll saw. It's best to use a narrow blade with fine teeth. This will make less splintering and require less sanding to clean it up.

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I put the cut piece to the sander to clean up the sharp edges and reduce splinters.

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I test out the sanding belt on the new block. It seems to be a bit loose, so I cut a small splint to shim it up.

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After the spacer is cut, the belt tension can be adjusted by sliding it up or down the curve, Now go and make something really cool.


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