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A few years ago I purchased a tool for my brother. At that time he was just getting started with turning bowls. As you may have noticed, he is just now getting back to that endeavoer. Anyway, the tool that I bought for him was like drill with the drive set at 45 degrees. This made getting into the inside of the bowl pretty easy.

Since that time which was over five years ago, he wnt through a nasty divorce and has remarried and is just now getting back to turning. He and I have looked on the web for a similar or even the dame on and have not been able to find one. Does anybody have any suggestions on the matter.

Bot lost everything in the divorce includidng all of his tools, but tht is another story.

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I've seen large buffs (ball shaped) for bowls but I've never tried one. Supergrit has a lot of sanding accessories. They might have something. https://www.supergrit.com/

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Jerry,

Check out close quarters drills

https://www.amazon.com/Neiko-10529A-...JQY3GE2Y81KZ82

https://www.ptreeusa.com/turn_tools_...y_sanding.html
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Jerry:

I’ve tried these: Item 164532 Model 164532
Performance Abrasives - New Wave 2" Abranet Bowl Sanding Kit
From Woodcraft with limited success.
Having said that, I am not a turner, I make my bowls with a router and a bowl bit so some reasonable hand sanding usually takes care of mine.

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Jerry, I bought an inexpensive close quarter drill from Harbor Freight that has served me well. They closely resemble the Milwaukee drill but much less money. You can also check out Klingspor. https://www.woodworkingshop.com/
I buy most of my sanding discs from them and they have a close quarter drill made for just that purpose. https://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/tz20000/
They also have the drill with sanding pads as a bundle. https://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/tz29999/
Their scalloped sanding disc are what I use and are hook and loop and work very well.
Check them out. Hope this helps in some way.
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Here’s a link to a shop made sanding tool by Captain Eddie Castelin:
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This is what I use Jerry, the rotation of the bowl causes it to spin. Many grades of abrasive paper are available or of course it's cheaper to cut one's own.
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Jerry,

Check out this "Worksite" Keyless Chuck Close Angle Drill/Sander at www.thesandingglove.com/Angle-Head-Drills.asp
This is what I use for "inside the bowl" on the lathe sanding I do.

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Harry, where did you get the sanding tool? What kind of wood is the bowl on the lathe? Very nice fine grain.

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Harry, where did you get the sanding tool? What kind of wood is the bowl on the lathe? Very nice fine grain.
John, I bought the tool direct from VERMEC, type #SAN-102 which doesn't appear in their current catalogue. It wasn't cheap at $99.00 Aussie dollars but it was so much better than the el-cheapo cordless drill from BUNNINGS that I previously used. As for the wood, I really can't remember, almost all of my wood is donated by good friends.
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