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I use them all the time, But I use them in a VS power drill the norm on door panels,they have small strips not a big pads like most have ,it's hard to wipe out the profile.. the small ones work great on scroll saw work, made for the Dremel tools.

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Be careful if using the sanding mops. You can easily round over the edges of your grooves ruining the profile.



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Bill, the PC 9444's are out there and can be found for great deals. I have seen them for as little as $30 complete. They work well for sanding on just about any profile and in corners. They use self adhesive sanding paper which is readily available and easy to replace. Mine sees a lot of use.

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I halved some dowels and glued them to boards, or "handles" of the same thickness to make them easier to use.

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Bill, the PC 9444's are out there and can be found for great deals. I have seen them for as little as $30 complete. They work well for sanding on just about any profile and in corners. They use self adhesive sanding paper which is readily available and easy to replace. Mine sees a lot of use.
Bought one when they first came out. I find it very hard to control and it has a bad habit of digging in at the ends. One of my uncles found it to do the same for him. Did I not persevere thru the learning curve, Mike? I mostly just use mine for a detail sander. They work great for that.

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Chuck, I use mine strictly for detail sanding which would include corner spaces. When it comes to sanding dowels in projects the curved rubber form makes the job very quick and effortless. Most of my sanding is done with DA air sanders. They are quick and once you get the hang of them do a great job on most surfaces. Buying rolls of sanding disks works out a lot less expensive than buying packages at the big box stores. Since I never know what I will be working on I keep a nice assortment of grits on hand.

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It sounds to me, as has been mentioned, that a very light finishing cut with the router would produce a close to perfect finish with most close grained woods. Avoid using stringy woods which take longer to sand than the routing, it should be the other way round.

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I had the same issue with a sign made with a template. Used the eraser end of my pencil wrapped in sandpaper. Worked ok, but was not fast.
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Welcome to the forum Andy. I keep a few different common diameters of wooden dowel and I glue sandpaper onto them. That takes care of the long runs of groove but the pencil is probably as good a solution as any for the corners.

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Need suggestions on what to do with this table. My daughter asked me to refinish this table given to her by her grand-father. If you can see the detail work on this table it was hand carved. I worked on it a little bit with my pocket knife cleaning the dirt build up in the grooves. I have seen on here that some people suggest using a Sanding Mop or Dremal (sanding tips)? Or do I just try a stain remover?

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Varnish stripper, TSP, cabinet scrapers and lots of steel wool.

Fine piece of work with a lot of details. With a pocket knife, I'd be afraid of going too deep and roughing up that detail. Dremel or other sanding and it's going to wash out and lose that detail. That would also open many opportunities to gouge and ruin the work.

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