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Miniature articulated sanding pad

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I have been making up small sanding pads on the ends of some small section sticks to get to some tight spots on the ship restoration. Perhaps it was reading Stunt Flyer's build log and seeing the control line model on the wall, but something clicked.


I went to the resource drawer and rummaged through the model airplane control bits and found just what I needed.




I had some nice steel 3/16 hex stock on the shelf tapered one end and reduced the diameter to thread for 4 x 40 so that I could attach the control end.


Then I pulled a length of Plastruct "T" section out of the plastic bin to make some pads




I drilled the tabs so that they would snap onto the bolt in the end of the control link, this way I can make a number of different lengths and stick different grits or polishing fabric to the pads




It seems to work well, I guess all that drywall sanding when I built this place stuck in the back of my mind.






Now sanding the side of the hull will be much easier for the little helpers.




Current builds  Bristol Pilot Cutter 1:8;      Skipjack 19 foot Launch 1:8;       Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 14 1:8

Other projects  Pilot Cutter 1:500 ;   Maria, 1:2  Now just a memory    

Future model Gill Smith Catboat Pauline 1:8

Finished projects  A Bassett Lowke steamship Albertic 1:100  


Anything you can imagine is possible, when you put your mind to it.

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