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I was working on a door and some swirl marks came through on the stain. That meant sanding back through the stain. Of course, that meant I was going to load down sheets and disks of paper just holding the sander within a few feet of the door. What a pain in the neck, and the pocket book.

For some reason, while I was bending over to get something, it occurred to me to run the sander against the horse mat covering the floor. It sure wasn't going to hurt anything. After running it a few seconds, quite a bit of oily sawdust appeared on the floor. When I looked at the paper, ALL the stain that had loaded the sandpaper was gone.

Cleaning the paper by running it against the [four by six foot] horse mat every few minutes, when it started loosing its effectiveness, allowed me to do as much with one sheet as I would have done with ten.
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I don't know what a horse mat is as I'm Canada eh . But good tip just the same

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I don't know what a horse mat is as I'm Canada eh . But good tip just the same
They are big, heavy, rubber mats used in horse stalls.

We have them bolted to the fence behind the archery target. No arrow has gone through them yet!

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I've got about eight of these mats on my concrete floor and they make a night and day improvement in comfort working in the shop. These are about one inch thick and, as mentioned, four feet wide by six feet long. Stores that supply goods used in the care of livestock often sell them.

It appears I could cut the pieces off one and make erasers for my belt sanders, disk sanders and so forth.
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Why not clean the stain off with mineral spirits before sanding, it takes most of down to wood and certainly saves sand paper?
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Have you tried these Kelly? Crepe Blocks - Lee Valley Tools I'm curious how they compare. I've never tried them to remove stain, only pitchy resin stuck to the paper and they work well for that. Also, what are those mats worth? I'm wondering if they are more cost effective than the anti-fatigue mats that are sold for the same purpose.

Doug, I'm also an archery fanatic. The best targets I've ever used are coffee bean bags (burlap) stuffed with pallet wrap. My club started using them at our 3D meets and it wasn't long before many of the other local clubs followed suit. Fibreglass batt bags and vapour barrier also work but are not reusable like the pallet wrap are. Do not use shrink wrap to stuff the bags. You'll have to cut the arrows out of the bag.
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Charles, I have a block of that stuff, its amazing. My belt sander can look so blocked with dust you would think it was made of writing paper. One swipe across it with the soft rubber and I have a new belt again.
Be careful first time you use it though, it has a big GRAB factor and can jerk it clean out your hand.
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Tried it and went back to sandpaper.

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The point of the post is, a rubber floor mat worked. I have a crepe block at my 6x48 and at my 6x89. The block doesn't do much for a pad sander though. On the other hand, rubbing the sander across the floor covered with horse stall mats did what the crepe blocks would have done in five minutes, but it did it in seconds.

Guess I should have been more clear mentioning my other "erasers."


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Have you tried these Kelly? Crepe Blocks - Lee Valley Tools I'm curious how they compare. I've never tried them to remove stain, only pitchy resin stuck to the paper and they work well for that. Also, what are those mats worth? I'm wondering if they are more cost effective than the anti-fatigue mats that are sold for the same purpose.

Doug, I'm also an archery fanatic. The best targets I've ever used are coffee bean bags (burlap) stuffed with pallet wrap. My club started using them at our 3D meets and it wasn't long before many of the other local clubs followed suit. Fibreglass batt bags and vapour barrier also work but are not reusable like the pallet wrap are. Do not use shrink wrap to stuff the bags. You'll have to cut the arrows out of the bag.
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The horse mats are heavy critters. They go for forty Federal Reserve Notes each. One mat probably weighs in about sixty or more pounds. They pale the anti-fatigue mats I have elsewhere in the shop.


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Doug, I'm also an archery fanatic. The best targets I've ever used are coffee bean bags (burlap) stuffed with pallet wrap. My club started using them at our 3D meets and it wasn't long before many of the other local clubs followed suit. Fibreglass batt bags and vapour barrier also work but are not reusable like the pallet wrap are. Do not use shrink wrap to stuff the bags. You'll have to cut the arrows out of the bag.
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