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sanding tips from ACBS

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:52 am
by Jimbob
I know how everyone loves sanding. :lol: Here are some good tips from the American Classic Boat Society.
Check out the link below:

https://acbs.org/the-art-of-sanding-on-a-wooden-boat/

jim

Re: sanding tips from ACBS

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:46 am
by hoodman
My tip is to avoid at all costs. Try to avoid using sandpaper to shape the wood.

Re: sanding tips from ACBS

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:32 pm
by kens
I'm calling BS on that one.........
the first picture was of a air driven fileboard, one of the most useless items to waste money on.
Then I read ,,,start with a oribital sander with 100grit, then proceed to 60grit by hand, this is total BS.
You should never , I say never, go towards the coarser grit. If you have to revert back to coarse, you're doing something wrong.
You always work from coarse towards finer grit.

this is worthless:
http://www.hutchinsmfg.com/View-Product ... _id=424043

this is THE Mack Daddy:
http://ndsander.com/900-series/

If you got enough air compressor to run the air-file, then you got enough to run the 900DA; there is no comparison.

Re: sanding tips from ACBS

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:59 pm
by kens
here is a youtube of the 'mud-hog' in action, this guy had just purchased a clone of the original National Detroit item.
I ask you to watch the 'amount of material' is thrown off that thing, and watch him go around corners, and edges.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC6cgdJYoFk

I know, I used to be that guy,, I got the T-shirt.

Re: sanding tips from ACBS

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:56 am
by BayouBengal
For the record, I'm in complete agreement with everything Ken has said.