Re: Sanding tips

Posted by Mac on Feb 22, 2005


I've become a huge fan of fairing boards of varying lengths. I start with 11" by 3" boards cut from 1/2" ply, with sandpaper glue-sticked to both sides. My thoughts are to always remove more high spots than low spots. These boards are very easy to control near the edges - where I would never use a power sander. A whole boat can be built with these boards. The problem I see with sanding sponges is that they will follow the existing topography(sp?) - removing material equally from both high and low spots. I would save them for roughing-up between coats of varnish, when everyting is smooth.

Great choice of varnish!

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In Response to: Re: Sanding tips by Karl on Feb 22, 2005