Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
if you are going to be doing a lot of this type of work in the future,
you could look around for a half sheet sander. (online, pawn shops, etc).
it provides more surface area at a slower speed to give better results
and is much quicker and less tiresome than doing it by hand.
avoid sanding "with" the grain as much as possible with soft pad sanders.
the 1/3 sheet sanders are more common and cheaper. they have the
"clips" that hold the paper in place and that would facilitate putting a piece
of plastic between the sandpaper and foam pad. (even the 1/4 sheet palm
sander will work). the problem is the high RPM of the R/O and too much
unequal pressure while using it.
this is my Makita 1/2 sheeter I found on E-Bay for $35 with free shipping.
well worth the investment if you do a lot of flat-work sanding.
(the PVC pipe and dust bag is my addition).
Looking forward to seeing your finished project !!
-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 07-10-2019 at 09:20 AM.