Clog-Free Lathe Sanding
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aid brings added convenience to on-lathe sanding
sanding turned objects is lots easier while your project is
still mounted to the lathe. However, doing so with conventional
sandpaper creates two problems - sandpaper clogging and heat
the answer. Instead of using sandpaper, try using drywaller's
sanding screens. Resembling common window screen, they contain
abrasive particles that are fused directly to the screen.
The openings in these screens, of course, allow all of the
sanding dust to fall right through the openings, eliminating
any clogging and minimizing heat build-up.
readily available in a variety of grits from your local home
center or drywall supply house. Be aware, however, that they
are not as flexible as sandpaper. As a result, they're not
well-suited for sanding in tight nooks and crannies.