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Dave Stephens

Fuller/Hollow Grind Finishing Block

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All:

 

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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That looks like a *very* good way to go. I must build myself something similar.

 

Dave, thanks for thinking clearly and sharing generously!

:-)

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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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Fantastic invention... and very timely.

 

Thank you for sharing that.

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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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