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So I’ve ground in a pair on the one side.  I’m sanding and filing as best I can and hoping there’s a better way!  They are meant to dive in together towards the break at the front and I’ll inlay some bronze wire around them.  Any advice on how to clean things up efficiently?  Thanks and happy Independence Day!

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Do you own a rotary tool? 

(Dremel, Foredom. etc.)

 

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The other option is some round rod the same diameter, or slightly less than the fuller. Bend a short section at the end of the rod at a slight angle and wrap the sand paper around the short part. This can be pretty aggressive,

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I hate this, last time I have done it by hand on ball bearing blade of about 60RC I swore never again.  How hard is your material?  My friend shapes a piece of grinding stone and does it with it, but on sword its only about 50RC,thats pretty effective once the grinding paste forms.

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Thank you fellows.  I’ve been going at it with a stone and a dowel wrapped in paper.  It’s slow going but I’ll get there eventually.  It isn’t hardened yet and it’s from a section of coil spring I replaced on my Mustang.

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I like die makers stones for this.(sometimes called edm stones) 

I do use a foredom for most of the work, with many different bits and it still is a real pain, I think there is no real good way to do this quickly.

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On 7/7/2022 at 8:47 AM, Pieter-Paul Derks said:

I think there is no real good way to do this quickly.

So, there are these little wheels for rotary tools made by Cratex, and there are cheaper knock-offs out there. Norton abrasives also make their own version. It's basically abrasives bonded into rubber in varying grits, different shapes, and thicknesses. These make polishing stuff like small fullers, domed pins, plunge cuts, etc. a lot easier.

 

https://www.cratex.com/tools-fits-dremel

 

https://www.riogrande.com/product/tools--equipment/polishing--finishing/?Material=Rubber

 

https://www.ottofrei.com/search?keywords=cratex

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