ronald305

tool for faring the bow

hello there

    does any know the best length to make a sanding jig to fairing or sanding the bow of the Victory I saw

    the toll some where but it didn't mention how to make it

                                             Ronald

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home made tool  that will hold strips of  sandpaper that will be fexliable but I'm making one now just using a picture of it 

    I saw from a link someone sent me

                          Ronald

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A can of contact glue, sheets of assorted sand paper and wooden sticks of varying sizes and of you go and size and shape you need very easy and cheap 

of you go 

Andy

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thanks Andy

    I kind of figured that was the cheapest way would you know what is the roughest  sand paper out there I got the 100 course paper right now I'm trying to make a sand paper holder that will be able to fair/sand  the bow

                                                    Ronald

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Hi Ronald, when it comes to fairing, you need to ensure the length of the sanding stick will allow it to 'sit' over several bulkheads/frames at a time to impart a constant and even angle.  If they are too short, you can impart an incorrect fairing angle.  

 

As Andy suggested, several shaped sticks will be required, some flat in profile (relative to the sanding surface), other convex/concave in shape.  I have found that it is also handy to have them in several widths.

 

I make mine from cheap pine off-cuts from other household building projects .  Rather than contact glue, another idea is to use hoop and pile tape (Velcro) so that you can change out the grades of sandpaper.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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thanks Pat

I'm making those as well my main concern is sanding the transom to be even with the stern post as the instructions tell me to

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very soft flexible wood or cardboard Try raiding the Admirals beauty box for nail files they are foam based and will work very well with Sand paper attached using 1 finger in the middle to deal with the convicted curve of the transom 

Andy

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Hi

 

What is wrong with a half round file.

 

To do the stern area you just twist the file as you push it along the two bulkhead frames simple.

 

 

Denis.

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From an older suggestion here:

There are blocks of cork that yoga students use.

With a a bandsaw - I sliced off a section the width

that I wanted and then cut units with different curves.

Rubber cement holds the sanding media - if you

do not use the Norton 7X or 10X with no slip backing -

whatever they use for that is incompatible with rubber cement.

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