So, I plan on dabbling with a little shaping this winter and spring. Last week, I patched up and repaired almost every board in my quiver that had dings and issues. Everything is water tight, but I need to sand off a ton of excess resin/glass etc.... So, I am planning to buy a power sander... Initially, it will just be for sanding down the repairs I have already done... But eventually, I will be using it for more heavy duty shaping....
As a beginning shaper, making one board at a time, can I get away with having just a little one like this:
Model BO4510 1.8 Amps, 12,000 OPM
I just refuse to pay $250 bucks for some fancy smancy sander if one of these used one will work...
On craigslist, I have found about 50 sander all on sale as of today... All used, ranging in the $20 to the $100 range, and the ones for $100 are seriously heavy duty...
But for shaping, I assume you need tight, small angles, so the smaller the tool, the more accurate you can be..
Any advice from the many shaping pros on here?
P.S. I am not going big with the shapign thing, just playing around, so I dont have money to dump into equipment... Im just trying to be ghetto and get one item at a time.
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Thread: Shaping Sanding Question
Oct 3, 2010, 04:39 AM #1
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Shaping Sanding Question