Belt Sander Seam Rubber

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

Step 1: Get Some Wood

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

Step 2: Split Into Quarters

Split the Wood into Quarters.

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

Step 3: Rough Shaping

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

Step 4: Sand Rectangular

Sand the Sides flat into a rectangular Profile.

Step 5: Sand a Wedge

Taper one End into a short Wedge.

Step 6: Slim Down the Handle

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.



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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

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

    3 replies

    Reply 2 years ago

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


    Reply 2 years ago

    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.