You can search up "foam ball sander" on google. I can't remember his site, but he has plans to make a round sanding pad for your drill. I made a couple, and they have made a world of difference. I've been using it with the lathe off, due to my having poor quality sanding pads, and it still outperforms my foam backed pad, or my regular little sanding pad.
It's much easier, in my opinion, to sand curves with a ball. There's not any "walking around" of the pad while you're sanding with one either.
John, i just went to your sanding pad link, and i have to say, those look mighty cushy and surely would work just as well. I want some, lol.
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