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    sanding turned details on table legs

    What is the best way to sand a "Turned" table leg for repainting? I don't have a lathe myself but do have other power tools. Thanks.

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    RE: sanding turned details on table legs

    Can you make a lathe? It is not hard to rig up a drive center with a drill or a mandrel mounted on a couple of pillow blocks. Woodcraft sells such a mandrel for about $20 and adding a drive center would not be difficult. A "tailstock" would not be as difficult to rig up, it doesn' have to do much. It would be worth the effort, I would hate to have to hand sand turnings with little ribbons of sandpaper.

    Just an idea.

    John
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    RE: sanding turned details on table legs

    'Nuther idea is to use a drill press. Got a benchtop model? Turn it around backwards or sideways so the chuck's off the benchtop. THEN it's WICKED easy to rig a tailstock...

    OK, so now you have a vertical lathe. Now it's only a matter of time before you get a horizontal one 'cause it's a really, really great way to work wood...

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