Heres a challenge

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15

Thread: Heres a challenge

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    6,732
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Derek
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just for the finer grits how about a plastic pipe that the spindle will fit into and tighten on to the apply valcro and use that to attach the paper to, easily removed after use. As long as not much pressure is used I would have thought that heat build-up should not be a problem. Or even metal pipe if that worried.

    "The only people who never fail are those that never try"


    DL Woodart

     
     
  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Southern Central France
    Posts
    641
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Pierre
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think that the main problem is that I am too lazy to make a whole bunch of cylinders of differing diameters all precise enough to go into the ventilation guide holes (24 all told) , so that I can work my way down from 80 grit to 800 grit which is my final finish before polishing. Its all easy on the outside, but the different spindle diameters are required for the inside of the bandsaw boxes and some of the diameters also create some of the curves, so consistency is needed. In my case the abranet rolls are much cheaper here than Axminster's prices and I have them easily up to 800 grit and they last a long time because they are self cleaning (the mesh that is).
    Enjoy Life you only get it once and there is no Apprenticeship

     
     
  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Chatham
    Posts
    449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Frederick
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello Pierre

    Nothing left for me to add really. All has been said. I was going to suggest Velcro backed paper, but I am sure you already thought of that.

    As it happens, I am also a Radio Amateur. Still have my licence, but do not do much these days.

    Cheers
    Frederick

     
     
  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    wrexham
    Posts
    5,048
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Keith
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I know it’s not cheap Pierre but have you looked at the Guinevere sanding system. It gives brilliant results
    When all else fails read the instructions

     
     
  5. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Inverness
    Posts
    549
    Post Thanks / Like
    Real Name
    Bob
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    That's an interesting thought Bob, why not just make the cylinders, centre bore them to fit the machine stem,, stick velcro on and then attach abranet which can be bought in wide ribbons ( Mirka Abranet Abrasive Roll 115mm - Abrasive Rolls - Abrasives for Power Tools - Sanding & Polishing - Power Tool Accessories - Accessories | Axminster Tools & Machinery ), the diagonal aspect is only for continuity of sanding, but with the machine bobbing up and down (pardon the pun), it shouldn't make much difference to the sanding quality, and if its velcroed on then the need for the compression washer goes away. I'll have a look at it later I have just sorted out a different fine system albeit by hand.

    Thanks

    Pierre
    Hi Pierre,

    Your idea is much more simple than mine but I am always reminded by my better half that I overthink things(as if?) . Frederick I am no longer active as a radio amateur but still hold the license my callsign is GM4VIK but I loved the hobby and at one point had a big antenna farm and enjoyed building ATU's and linear amps etc but since we moved closer to civilization mainly for my wife's health I no longer have the land for antennas. I do look back with joy to my time on the air and think about how we were the first of ordinary people to network across the world with all people long before the internet was ever thought of.

     
     

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •