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  • #2
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    hey Dunc thanks for the report. I was curious how the grit holds up on the creased edge? Thanks,

    Dave

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    • #3
      Re: Sandpaper

      From what I can tell, the grit holds up good on the crease. The main thing about the creases I noticed are that they are pretty resistant to perforation/tearing. I have found out since I posted the above that this stuff is apparently made from a premium grade aluminum oxide. Also, the paper is very flexible and resists tearing because it has some kind of fiber mixed in.

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      • #4
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        Thanks for the recommendation, Duncan. I've been using 3M's Sandblaster paper - it wears better than others I've tried, but it sounds like you found a real gem at least worth taking a look at.

        Thanks!

        Teri
        "Santas for the Soul" &&Original Carvings by Teri Embrey&&http://www.teriembrey.com&&[email protected]

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        • #5
          http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumList?u=4055528

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          • #6
            Re: Sandpaper

            Callynne, what is a pen sander? Is that anything like those spring loaded sanding stix?

            This Norton 3X paper won't replace the sanding stix, I use those all the time and couldn't hardly work without them. However, I am just impressed by how long this stuff lasts, how it hardly clogs up and it's general toughness.

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            • #7
              www.proxxon.comwww.mdiwoodcarvers.com
              http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumList?u=4055528

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              • #8
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                Thanks, Callynne, I will check it out. I am for anything that makes the dreaded sanding easier and/or more convenient.

                Wolf

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                • #9
                  For Callynne

                  I checked out the Proxxon website and located that pen sander. I have a couple of questions in reference to it. Looking at the pix, it seems to be about the size of the Foredom hand piece. Is that correct? Also, these adapters, I am guessing that they are basically speed controls. Could find no info in this regard. Additionally, how are the sanding pens connected to the adapters? Is is a small electrical cord like the connection between the control box and a woodburning pen or is it some sort of a flex shaft?

                  I attempted to look this stuff up on the MDI Woodcarver site and was unable to find it. I punched up micro tools with no success and when I entered Micromot in the search box I got 'no result'. Could they have quit carrying this thing?

                  I am actually not planning on buying one right away as I just bought a new drill press and a laser guided hollowing system for the lathe so money is a little tight. However, this pen sander is something I have put on my 'to get' list when finances allow so I am just trying to get my info lined up now.

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                    http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumList?u=4055528

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                    • #11
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                      I think I will send off for the MDI catalog. One thing I forgot to ask you yesterday so I will ask now. Before you got your Proxxon, did you regularly use rotary sanders like the Dremel? If so, how would you rate the Proxxon in comparison? I used to do a lot of sanding with the Dremel (or it's brothers) but don't do much of that any more because it's hard to control. I find it almost impossible not to gauge the wood even with the fine grit drums. I do still use the rough grit drum for stock removal when the typhoon burrs won't do.

                      WK

                      PS Never thought you were affiliated with Proxxon. When I find a product I really like, I have a tendency to hype it, too. After all, that's how we find out about good stuff, right?

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