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Fuller/Hollow Grind Finishing Block


Dave Stephens

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Here's a sanding block I came up with for smoothing the "wavey" lines out of fullers/hollow grinds.

 

You'll note it's a section of PVC pipe with thick leather glued to it. Based on the size of the pipe and the thickness of the leather you can get it to mirror the diameter of most grinding wheels.

 

This one is a 4" diameter.

 

I use the self-adhesive abrasive strips from the Eastwood company that Don Fogg recommended in his Arctic Fire demo. With some WD-40 it doesn't load up and last a long time.

 

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Hope you all find this useful.

 

Dave

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I'm approaching the stage in my first sword (like object? :P/> ). This will be extremely useful, thanks!

 

John

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Great design! On smaller grooves I use a drill bit that is 1 or 2 sizes smaller then the inner radius. The sand paper thickness determines the lower size to use.

 

I imagine that will work on wood just as well.

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Since posting this I've actually shortened the tool in front of the forward handle to only about 2.5"

 

The extra length outside of the two grips makes it easy to stray on the X axis and accidentally round off the grind lines. With minimal hanging beyond the grips you maintain better control.

 

Thanks guys!

 

--Dave

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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly." -- Theodore Roosevelt

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