Intro: Foam Sanding Tips
Just some tips to help sand pink foam!
suggestions always welcome.
Step 1: Secure the Foam With the Clamp
Secure the foam piece to the camp table. It helps to have a WIDE and FLAT clamping surface to get a secure grip.
TIP: If your design does not have an flat areas, try including some extra-material on the foam, that you can later cut off.
Step 2: Tools to Have
- A wooden block with one edge rounded, and a piece of sanding paper glued on it
- 20 mm wide (approx) strips of sanding paper, different grits
- Pink foam blocks with round scoops based on your profile requirements
- Pencil shaved away to the centre
Step 3: Cutout Foam Block As a Template
Use the cutout foam block as a template with a suitable sand paper to sand rounds faster.
Step 4: Tracing the Reference Model With the Custom Pencil
The cutaway pencil makes it easier to trace lines from your model onto the new block since it can slide very close , and almost perpendicular to the edges of the model.
-credits to Jan for the tip
Step 5: Shoeshining Technique for Making Refined Rounds
Utilize a strip of sanding paper to rub along the edges of the model to achieve cleaner rounds. You can stick a piece of tape or anything else to reinforce the paper , so that it doesn't tear too easily.
I noticed Sally joins two strips of sanding paper to backside of other. Thats is also a good idea so you can sand with both grits. Just keep care of them blisters on fingers.