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As an alternative,  from a suggestion posted here some time ago:

A natural cork Yoga block (Amazon = 4"x6"x9" - $17/ but silly shipping cost) 

Easier with a bandsaw, but a hand fretsaw can cut this into pieces that are any size or shape desired.

Rubber cement - coat both surfaces - will hold the sandpaper - avoid the 9x11 sheets with the no skid backing (10X / 3X?) - the coating reacts with rubber cement or its heptane solvent. 

NRG member 45 years

 

Current:  

HMS Centurion 1732 - 60-gun 4th rate - Navall Timber framing

HMS Beagle 1831 refiit  10-gun brig with a small mizzen - Navall (ish) Timber framing

The U.S. Ex. Ex. 1838-1842
Flying Fish 1838  pilot schooner -  framed - ready for stern timbers
Porpose II  1836  brigantine/brig - framed - ready for hawse and stern timbers
Vincennes  1825  Sloop-of-War  -  timbers assembled, need shaping
Peacock  1828  Sloop-of -War  -  timbers ready for assembly
Sea Gull  1838  pilot schooner -  timbers ready for assembly
Relief  1835  ship - timbers ready for assembly

Other

Portsmouth  1843  Sloop-of-War  -  timbers ready for assembly
Le Commerce de Marseilles  1788   118 cannons - framed

La Renommee 1744 Frigate - framed - ready for hawse and stern timbers

 

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Have you looked at these?

 

Style Line (STY0701) 6 Piece Soft Sanders Set

Luck is just another word for good preparation.

—MICHAEL ROSE

Current builds:    Rattlesnake (Scratch From MS Plans 

On Hold:  HMS Resolution ( AKA Ferrett )

In the Gallery: Yacht Mary,  Gretel, French Cannon

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I've found that the foam nail sanding blocks sold by beauty supply shops work well in many applications.  For a "hard" back, I just cut a piece of wood and glue the paper on.  One can also use dowels of assorted sizes where a inside rounded shape is needed.   Scrap wood, basswood all work well for these.

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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I am with Mark,  you can make a variety of custom sized sanding sticks to meet your needs, from scrap wood,  at no cost other than the sandpaper.  Inside and outside radiuses are easily cut on a scroll saw or band saw.   Soft holders are good for some surfaces to be sure, but not really necessary.   I have a rubber block that I use on the hull for final sanding, otherwise, wooden sticks are better suited in many, if not most, cases because they can be custom sized.   As to the finger nail sanding blocks, I tried these as well, but she was very upset when she went to look for hers and it was on my workbench.  Be aware!!

Allan

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Allan,

I ran into that also.  Only did it one time but I found out where to get them.  Chalk this up to the "trials and tribulations of building model ships".

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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