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Old 03-04-2008, 08:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am cutting earrings and other small items out of corian and need a good way to sand them. I have been rubbing the items across sandpaper holding them in my hand but I am getting sore spots from sandpaper rubbing my fingers... please tell me there is a better way. How ?
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Dremel tool?
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Can you make a custom sanding holder? Done right, it will also give you better grip and control.
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purchase small sanding drums and use your drill press for power. Available in may grits and very inexpensive.
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I use a small 1" C-clamp to hold small pieces of Corian for sanding. The clamp gives me a larger area to hold and my hand does not tire as easy.

I have used a Dremel tool, but it does not give the finish I want. I still hand sand with finer grits.
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Hi, when i make a CB on a modified slimline, i seem to pick the most unlikly sliver to use. So i have either c/a them to a bigger block to hold to a disk sander,then cut them off, or double face taped them to a longer block to sand. Carl
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Double sided tape the parts to a flat (corian) board. When done sanding, remove tape with chisel or solvent.
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IF we are talking about the edges of the "jewelry", I retreat to the "Dremel" camp.
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Never tried it yet, but I've been think about this for small pieces.



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