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Phil Pascoe

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If you can get hold of an odd spare carpet tile and offcuts of 18mm ply, glue the tile (cut up first if you've not a bandsaw) to the ply--pva will do. When dry, cut into pieces about 5" x 3 1/2" to make free sanding blocks. I've cut them on a bandsaw without messing up a blade. There is just enough give in the carpet for them to be effective, and they last forever--I'm still using some made 20 years ago.
 

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I was given some sanding belts a few years ago, didn't fit my sander. Perfect wrapped around a block for sanding. I use a couple of opposing wedges to tension/tighten it.
 

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phil.p":2ts20gl1 said:
If you can get hold of an odd spare carpet tile and offcuts of 18mm ply, glue the tile (cut up first if you've not a bandsaw) to the ply--pva will do. When dry, cut into pieces about 5" x 3 1/2" to make free sanding blocks. I've cut them on a bandsaw without messing up a blade. There is just enough give in the carpet for them to be effective, and they last forever--I'm still using some made 20 years ago.
Try some Abranet (with its block) & then let us know what you think? :wink:
 

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