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#1 LilysDad

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 12:17 AM

I have been making canes with self-created Darby handles. Half of my work time is sanding and finishing. I tried one of those green scrubbie cylinders in a drill press, but it just polishes. Does anyone have any suggestions for ways to speed up sanding odd shaped objects?



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Posted 31 October 2015 - 11:39 AM

a) I do a lot of hand sanding - including these tools

b What's a Darby handle? Can you post pictures?

c) LOVE your scripture verses!

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:02 PM

This is a Darby style handle. The grain runs horizontal, therefore, notice where the end grain is and also how many grain changes there are. I probably spend as much time sanding this handle as any other single operation creating this cane.

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:06 PM

This is a more modern style which is a little easier to make, but it still involves a lot of sanding.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 12:26 AM

I use a B&D mouse palm sander for much of the sanding. It is small and light weight. With the pointed front you can work around shapes. And a drum sander for working curves. I do the finale sanding by hand

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 01:16 AM

I think you would find a rotary tool handy .you can a get a variety of small size sanding drums and a variety of grits for them . but do use a dust mask.

I do usually finish by hand .

Darby style handles are pretty popular  but do take some time to get a good finish






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