Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Tools - The Essentials, Sanding Blocks Part 2
The problem -
Hobbico hasn't sold them for a while. Remember that bankruptcy? CLICK HERE
If you find one at your local hobby store - BUY IT! I liked these enough to buy three when they were still available. Two new 5.5" long Easy Sanders are still in the package.
220 grit CLICK HERE, 400 grit CLICK HERE
25 yards for $20.00 seems very reasonable.
The Great Planes rolls were 12 feet for $11.00.
The inset picture shows the overlap when the sticky strip is set down on the flat bottom plate. This overlap is cut off with scissors.
When I sand I set a old towel in my lap.
One pass is made on the primer/filler sprayed balsa, then the bottom of the block is wiped off on the towel. This prevents build-up of the primer on the sandpaper. I am dry sanding here.
More on this in the next post -