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  • Tool advice please.

    Hi there,

    hope there is someone here that can just pop a quick helpful reply. Ive done a quick search and couldn't find the answer.

    Ive taken the bark off a small piece of wood and am looking to sand it down to get a smooth finish before applying some satin to it. Problem is in the sanding I've tried sandpaper and wire wool but my hands are sore a little with having arthritis.

    So was wondering if there was a power tool that you could recommend with an attachment to do the job??

    many many thanks in advance.
    Rob

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    Sorry should have added the wood is around 14inx6in and a sander would be too big I'm thinking. Something that I could hold with one hand whilst attending to the wood with the other. Hope this makes sense.

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    • #3
      Hi Rob,

      Have you considered a flap wheel in an electric drill. I'm sure you can get them in different grits.
      regards

      Tam "now a hobby woodturner"


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      • #4
        What about a Dremel multitool?
        Sarah x

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        • #5
          We use a Black and Decker mouse. Looks like a small iron, but also has attachments for getting into fiddly bits.
          David & Catherine

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          • #6
            Tam, Sarah, PyroMania thanks all very much for your idea and suggestions I will go google now and then once the kids are in school I'll go and get one of your suggestions. Thanks once again. X

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            • #7
              Hi, should have mentioned that if you go for the flap wheels, or any other abrasives try here. I've no link with the place, just a happy customer.
              regards

              Tam "now a hobby woodturner"


              There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey. (John Ruskin 1819-1900)

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              • #8
                Thanks for the link. I'll certainly get some bits and bobs from there. Now all I have to do is continue to work out how to drill a 60mm hole 45mm down into wood. Banging head against wall might prove easier :-) thanks once again.

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                • #9
                  There are many companies that make the mini electric tool kits, not just Dremel and they can be very useful too!! Mine is not a known make but cost me only £9.99 about 3 years ago.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Robsmithimages View Post
                    Thanks for the link. I'll certainly get some bits and bobs from there. Now all I have to do is continue to work out how to drill a 60mm hole 45mm down into wood. Banging head against wall might prove easier :-) thanks once again.
                    Forstner bit if it's for T lights (like Tam, no connection, just satisfied customer LOL)

                    Pete
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bodrighy View Post
                      Forstner bit if it's for T lights (like Tam, no connection, just satisfied customer LOL)

                      Pete
                      Thanks as ever Pete. 4candles tin so slightly bigger than t ligh!!!!:-) if only I had a lathe then I'll buy one in a shot. I'm guessing hand held isn't the way to go :-) but for one off Xmas presents don't think I can push towards the cost of a lathe. Wonder if there is anyone within a 20 mile or so radius of Bolton that would like the job for a fee of course :-)? Kids eh!!!! They come up with these ideas and we, as parents can't say no, as they are trying there v best to be different/crafty :-)

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                      • #12
                        Use a sanding pad, you can get them at axminsters.co.uk http://www.axminster.co.uk/flexipads...ds-prod835839/,

                        they fit into any drill and there are differnet sizes to choose from.
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