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|CeruLucifus||07 Jun 2012 10:01 p.m. PST|
Wow, great article.
I have one of those corner sanders, from Sears or Craftsman, I forget which, and of course it turned out to be the job I got it for -- strippping a whole threshold -- was just plain too hard. So it's sitting in its case (maybe the label has flaked off and I need to write my own like you did).
It didn't come with file attachments, but I know it has a finger thingy attachment that sticks out. I will check and see what's available or heck, maybe I can slot a file into it.
Anyway, very inspirational. Who would have thought I could use this thing on miniatures!
Oh yeah, well, my method, for 25mm figures with cast bases, which I haven't dealt with in ages, was to lay a 3/4" file flat on my work surface, hold it down, and slide the miniature base along it. Seemed to work pretty good, and I don't remember getting frustrated or tired
of course I was a young tyke between 25 and 35 when I last did that.
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||08 Jun 2012 5:06 a.m. PST|
I've used a sanding block, an automotive finishing tool that holds the sandpaper tight. Just lay on its back and sand away.
Another fun tool is a sandpaper stick used by draftsmen to sharpen their pencils. Several sheets of sandpaper on a stick and when one is worn out you just pull it off for the next one.
This is a really neat tool, and now I must justify the expense
| Editor in Chief Bill ||08 Jun 2012 5:59 a.m. PST|
But most sanding blocks I've seen are rounded on the back, so they are hard to use when flipped over.
|richarDISNEY||08 Jun 2012 7:40 a.m. PST|
I bet Harbor Freight has to have something like this.
Glad I am going there this weekend!
Good article Bill.
|Patrick Sexton ||08 Jun 2012 10:35 a.m. PST|
Thanks for the article.Looks very useful and I'll put it on the Christmas list.