Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Make your own sanding mop on the cheap.

A Few months ago I did a video review of a sanding mop I had purchased from the SAW EXPO. Many of you expressed interest but mentioned how expensive they are to buy. A couple days ago I received an email from Rick Wize. He told me about his experience building his own sanding mop for around $13. These mops cost between $25 and $50 to buy so he caught my attention.

I asked Rick if he would write up a short article describing the project. He quickly finished the article and here it is.

Important: This is a home brew project. Manufactures go to great expense to ensure that their product is safe. If you build this mop please understand that you do so at your own risk. Neither Rick or myself want you to build a project that is beyond your means and experience. Please be careful and use good judgment in everything you do in your shop.



Purchase Mandrel from Klingspor woodworking shop (note: there are two sized diameter mandrels you can purchase, above is smaller diameter). They are $8.95 or $9.95 respectively.

Purchase a lb (or 2) of Klingspor “gold” bulk sandpaper for $3/ lb. I picked thru the box of sandpaper and took 2” 180 grit rolls as pictured.

Cut the sandpaper into 6” pieces


Make 2 templates (2” x 6”) out of scrap thin stock as pictured.

Sandpaper prepared to be sandwiched between templates.

Sandpaper between templates to be bandsawn and then center drilled (per mandrel size)

After Bandsaw & before drill press

Finished sanding mop (on my lathe for quick speed changes).


Here is the video review I made several months ago incase you missed it.


Here is the link to Klingspore

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14 Fun Word Art Patterns


Here are 14 more fun word art patterns to get you in trouble. If you are just getting started into the hobby of scrolling these patterns are great practice. Buy some cheap pine and you are all ready to go. I almost always cut word art patterns from pine. Nobody cares what kind of wood you use for this type of pattern. It's all about the funny.





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