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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Wood Care: => Topic started by: northwind on June 08, 2009, 06:06:09 PM

Title: Getting a good finish on an internal cut..
Post by: northwind on June 08, 2009, 06:06:09 PM
Hi all

I've been following (admiring!) some of the builds on here, and one thing I'm struggling with is how to get a good finish on an internal cut out. for example:

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Do you use a file or sandpaper on a block to neaten things up? - any tips or ideas gratefully received.

Thanks

Daniel
Title: Re: Getting a good finish on an internal cut..
Post by: Roger in France on June 08, 2009, 06:48:54 PM
Several of the methods you suggest can be very effective.

However, I have a small vibrating sander with different size, shape and angled heads which is made by Proxxon. it is no bigger than a small electric toothbrush and excellent for such jobs. It is 12v.

Roger in France
Title: Re: Getting a good finish on an internal cut..
Post by: Proteus on June 08, 2009, 10:12:06 PM
easy way is to use sanding bobs some very cheap ones   http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Clearance-Items
Title: Re: Getting a good finish on an internal cut..
Post by: andyn on June 08, 2009, 11:12:44 PM
easy way is to use sanding bobs some very cheap ones   http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Clearance-Items

That's what I'd reccomend, a small one in a Dremel. :-))
Title: Re: Getting a good finish on an internal cut..
Post by: dougal99 on June 09, 2009, 12:36:38 PM
Go easy if using a Dremel or other circular sander. Very easy to end up with concave indentations.
Title: Re: Getting a good finish on an internal cut..
Post by: northwind on June 09, 2009, 02:07:52 PM
Thanks for the replies

A minture flapwheel sounds like its worth a try..

I have the proxxon mini sander and also the proxxon orbital - I use the orbital loads as its such a convenient size, but have found the mini sander frustrating to use.

I've got some of the dremel sanding drums, but as you say if you are not careful you end up with a wavy line.