Really underground garage
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
In the article,the author makes reference to "fixed" sanding heads,turned to that mould's profile.Commenting,truly enough,that doing it this way works but is expensive because every profile would necessitate another head.
Can't blame him,being as he's selling the different system.Which does have more versatility.
But,that's on one level (an industrial one).I first saw the idea of turned heads,cvrd with glue and dipped into loose garnet presented in a classic gunsmithing book.It was printed in the 1920's.
But if anyone with a wood lathe wanted a neat project,albeit with some precision involved,this would work.
I think about it every time someone mentions putting a sanding head on a shaper.It's like,do you know how blooming abrasive this is to a high precision machine?Make a segmented,turned,hdwd head and stick it on a cheap HF bench grinder.
Heck,if the profiles are sq in nature,you can wrap sandpaper around vs dipping.Work on your diameters,WRT surface speed.
Nothing new here,been going on in gun shops for 100 years.