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    is a belt sander with a disc. OK, I read the manual and now..umm..how do I use it? ;p I am shaping pieces of intarsia with it. I'm as scared of this noisy thing as a rattlesnake, although I did gingerly touch the belt with my finger to see if it would actually pull it off--nope, I feel a bit better now

    For instance, I'm doing Judy Gale Roberts' Intarsia Workbook right now. For the bow and ribbon, I have to sand a flat piece of wood about 4 inches long from 3/4 inch thick to 1/4 inch thick. I did part of that against the backstop on the belt, but that seems a bit harder to control. I did part on the disk, and that was much easier to control but not as easy to see. I finished it up on the round part of the front of the belt, which was good, but not as easy to get smooth. I'm not a tool user by nature so I just want to make sure I start out right.

    And don't let my nervousness fool ya; I'm already in love with the thing. I cut and hand-sanded the first one and it took me about 2 days--this one took me about an hour from start to finish. Any advice will be gratefully received!

  • #2
    New tools/toys are the best, I only have one bit of advice and that is buy yourself a sanding belt cleaning tool, they really do add a bit more life to those things. Enjoy!
    Todd

    Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

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    • #3
      Hi Magpie

      It sounds as if you're using the machine properly. Forgive me if I'm teaching granny how to suck eggs, but I hope you're sanding the top of the intarsia sections and not the bottom, otherwise you'll have problems getting a tight fit.

      If it's got a tension release lever on the belt, don't forget to release it when you've finished. If it hasn't got one, don't worry about it .

      Todd's made a good suggestion about getting a sanding belt cleaning tool - you'll extend the life of your belts ten-fold if you keep it clean. A cheaper way to clean it is to take a plastic bag (such as a supermarket carrier bag), fold it up very tightly, and hold that against your abrasive surface whilst it's in operation. It'll clean the abrasive a treat .

      Gill
      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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      • #4
        If you have an old pair of shoes with crepe soles, then you don't even need to spend money on a belt cleaner. It could however be more expensive if you use a pair of shoes that belong to a spouse
        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
        Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CanadianScroller
          If you have an old pair of shoes with crepe soles, then you don't even need to spend money on a belt cleaner. It could however be more expensive if you use a pair of shoes that belong to a spouse
          doesn't it depend on wether or not the spouse is in those said shoes or not
          Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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