Enter keywords or a search phrase below:


2 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Brooklyn
Posted by wibhi2 on Monday, August 9, 2004 9:01 AM
Last night I got myself into an odd position with a seam (yeah, I'm leaving that one wide open). Files were no good and too rough and my fat finger wouldn't get to where I needed to sand the seam.

As I was searching my junk pile of a desk for something more appropriate, I came across my can of spray mount. Then the angels did sing

I grabbed a piece of sand paper and my dental spatula and proceeded to mount a small piece of sand paper to my spatula and Viola a mini sanding stick. It will fit into
almost any tight corner and allow fine control. switch grits is easy and if I need it to spread more filler, I just swirl it around in my turps to remove the "stick" and wipe and I am ready to go. This will work on brass tube or any shape you need to get at those impossible seams.
3d modelling is an option a true mental excercise in frusrtation
  • Member since
    December 2012
Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Monday, August 9, 2004 10:23 PM
Hi ya wibhi2 ...

Great tip ... will have to try it out soon ... thanks for sharing ... Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]


Chicago, IL area

"keep on building 'em ... but don't glue your fingers together"

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 7:16 AM
You could also try putting a small piece of velcro on the tip of your spatula, then go down to Wally world and look in the Dremel section or in your local Home Depot or where ever, they sell those electric Dremel vibrating sanders... the sand paper they sell for those machines have the backing that will still to velcro. Just have to cut the sand paper to size and stick it to it..

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.