#emc | Logs for 2006-01-16

[22:36:49] <Jymmm> anyone know anything about belt sanders?
[22:37:55] <SWPadnos> yeah - they have belts, and they sand
[22:38:09] <SWPadnos> sometimes, they're tough to hold on to
[22:38:20] <SWPadnos> (they like to run away from you)
[22:39:00] <Jymmm> how much material do they remove at a time?
[22:39:19] <cradek> a little too much
[22:39:54] <Jymmm> I need something a lil better than my palm sander.
[22:39:56] <cradek> belt sanders are one of the fastest ways to destroy whatever you're working on
[22:40:08] <Jymmm> cradek that's what I was thinking
[22:40:11] <alex_joni> palm is obsolete
[22:40:44] <Jymmm> I need to take off about 1/16" or so
[22:40:49] <SWPadnos> of wood?
[22:40:52] <Jymmm> yeah
[22:41:05] <SWPadnos> go to Sears, and get a belt/disc sander (benchtop)
[22:41:10] <Jymmm> it has some surface defets
[22:41:21] <Jymmm> defects
[22:41:25] <SWPadnos> the cheap ones are around $120 or so, I think
[22:41:50] <Jymmm> SWPadnos that be great... for the edges. This is for the top
[22:41:53] <SWPadnos> but you get a wrok table that you can rest the workpiece on, so you have a lot more control over it
[22:41:58] <SWPadnos> oh
[22:42:16] <SWPadnos> do you have a "mouse" size sander, or an orbital hand sander?
[22:42:27] <SWPadnos> random/orbital
[22:42:28] <Jymmm> Palm sander.... 4" x 4"
[22:42:38] <SWPadnos> ok, uses 1/4 sheet
[22:43:07] <Jymmm> EXCTLY what I have --> http://www.mytoolstore.com/makita/bo4552k.jpg
[22:43:24] <SWPadnos> OK, just like my DeWalt ;)
[22:43:43] <SWPadnos> that's probably the best tool for the job, actually
[22:45:27] <Jymmm> Ok, this is really weird... if I toss on 80grit, it goudges more than it removes. Toss in 215 grit, it removes a nice amount. Almost seems it removes more in (in scale)
[22:45:53] <SWPadnos> this might be a good in-between: http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid=00911632000&subcat=Sanders
[22:45:59] <Jymmm> almost as if the 80grit wears down MUCH faster than the 215 grit does
[22:46:01] <SWPadnos> a bigger version of what we have
[22:46:12] <SWPadnos> the sand probably comes off easier
[22:46:20] <SWPadnos> or breaks
[22:47:03] <Jymmm> yeah, damn worthless sandpaper!
[22:47:27] <Jymmm> SWPadnos is that half sheet?
[22:47:33] <SWPadnos> 1/3
[22:48:07] <Jymmm> Hmmmm, for $40, I wonder if it's worth it.
[22:48:36] <Jymmm> compared to the palm sander
[22:49:12] <SWPadnos> not sure
[22:55:21] <Jymmm> HeH, it seems that sandpaper is the only thing that hasn't gone synthetic (yet).
[22:59:55] <fenn> it is synthetic actually
[23:00:27] <fenn> well, the good stuff is
[23:17:17] <alex_joni> night all
[23:20:12] <SWPadnos> see ya alex
[23:34:15] <TorbaX_study> TorbaX_study is now known as TorbaX
[23:34:31] <TorbaX> see you later
[23:34:36] <TorbaX> good night
[23:50:59] <Jymmm> fenn what 'good stuff'?
[23:51:13] <fenn> alumina, the purple stuff
[23:51:29] <fenn> it's probably more due to the binder than the abrasive
[23:51:43] <fenn> the tan colored paper seems to just rub right off
[23:53:27] <Jymmm> this? http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/find;a;1;ID;,Abrasives,Sheets,9x11,3M,3M.Production.9x11.Sandpaper
[23:55:35] <fenn> i feel like the purple stuff works better, but you're free to experiment
[23:56:22] <fenn> you should probably get a better opinion than mine :)