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Personal logo CeruLucifus Supporting Member of TMP07 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 Inactive Member08 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…

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 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.

Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 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.
beer

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2012 10:35 a.m. PST

Thanks for the article.Looks very useful and I'll put it on the Christmas list.

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