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    Default Dremel or similar tool to sand small intricate carved parts on wood

    I have posted this in part (along with paint questions in the general section) - I see this is for Dremels so also posted here

    See these intricate parts on the daybed

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    I am finding the intricate parts hard to degloss, you can fold the sand paper and try to get into all the crevices but its quite hard.

    Would a dremel with accessory like this


    Sanding and Priming a Varnished Daybed to paint white-dremel-finishing-buff-jpg

    https://dremel.com.au/en-au/Accessor....aspx?pid=512E

    or this

    Sanding and Priming a Varnished Daybed to paint white-detail-abrasive-brush-jpg

    https://dremel.com.au/en-au/Accessor...px?pid=EZ473SA

    help?

    the problem is i might start sanding the detail away. Or are there any other tools, powered or not powered or techniques to make this task easier.

    Or just stick to hand sanding?

    Thankyou

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    Hmmmm, I haven't seen the Detail Abrasive Brush, I might try and find one and give it a go.

    I find the abrasive buffs to be a bit hit and miss, if they are used on something even slightly rough they just seem to fall apart and they are bloody expensive!

    I don't really have any helpful info, sorry. I'm still yet to replace my two failed Dremels with something decent like a PROXON.

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    Reading the description on the two items you've posted, I'm lean toward the Finishing Abrasive Brush at 320grit

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    Lee Valley has some "sanding shapes." Great for woods and soft stone carvings.

    1. Contour Sanding Grips # 68Z82.01, .02, .03 & .10 very inexpensive.
    2. Stick Sanders # 56K94.01, .03, .05, .07 also inexpensive.

    I bought the German-mqade stick sanders and extra sanding belts. Very ingenious product.
    With a crepe rubber to clean the belt, I think they will last forever.

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    Ihave often made my own detail scraper made from an old saw blade or paint striper and clean out with a wire brush made with brass bristles. I haven't had much luck with the dremels as they tend to reshape the profile. Good luck!

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    Hi all

    thanks for the responses. That Lee Valley has some quality stuff

    also saw these

    3M™ Ultra-Flexible Sanding Sheets

    3M™ Ultra-Flexible Sanding Sheets - Lee Valley Tools

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    Lee Valley and it's fine tool manufacturing arm, Veritas, is as good as it gets in North America.

    I had not seen those sanding sheets. I'm always concerned with shredding the wood grain by cross-sanding.

    I bought the sanding sticks because I wanted something hard behind the abrasive. I got what I needed.
    I wanted to be able to use the very edge of the abrasive in small spaces. There's no rim around the nose of that thing.
    But, the sanding belt shows no tendency to ride off the nose with heavy scrubbing.

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    I restore the odd plane or two and I always had trouble removing the varnish from the totes until I made the scraper described in the following video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zreJx6JKMj4&t=494s

    I particularly like it because it's cheap and easy to make, it's fast at removing the varnish and it can get into places where sandpaper wrapped around big fat fingers can't reach. Give it a try as it's only a five minute job to make one.

    Tony

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    Check Turbo carver from the States that will help you
    Shouldn't your Pen be as unique as you are ?

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    A rotary tool will create waves in the surface.

    I would cut Popsicle sticks to size, and glue on sandpaper.


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    Why are you trying to sand it. If you are wanting to paint it then just coat with ESP (from Flood Products). Then paint. ESP is a penetrating oil that makes the paint stick to just about anything. It works.

    Check compatibility, naturally.

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