I have to take some 450 grit sand paper and glue it to a piece of wood
in order to make a sanding block. What is the best kind of glue to use
for something like this or is there a device that makes this simpler?
There are dozens of sanding blocks on the market. I remember when a sanding
block was any chunk of wood you could hold in your hand and get enough paper
up the side to hold onto. a piece of 2x3 about 5 inches long is still just
about perfect for cutting a sheet of sandpaper in quarters.
There are a world of DIY plastic sanding blocks available, that do not
require the use of glue, at any hardware or home center. Alternately, you
can just 'fold and hold' on a block of wood without glue.
If you must glue it to a block of wood, try Elmer's spray on adhesive.
...I made some sanding blocks out of 1x material to fit sanding
belts...the kind you put on your belt sander (heh...)...I have 3
"standard" sizes: 100,180 and 220 and thru the years I've made a
couple or three more for my work truck and trailer. They work great,
never come loose and are 1,2,3 to change out (get 'em tight, tho!).
That said, there is always the odd grit I need and for many moons I'd
just grab a scrap block of likely size and fold the sheet around it
and get to it. Great for do-it-now stuff, but for any projects
requiring time/repetitive operations not so good. So, the other day I
went to do "the wrap" with some 320 and it just so happened I was
standing next to a shelf where I keep a hodgpodge of spray cans and
there was some 3M Drywall Corner Adhesive...*nice* tack and less of a
mess than the heavier spray adhesives...well, how do you do, Mr.
Make a block 1/4 or 1/3 sheet wide, and just long enough that the
strip will wrap 1" or so around the top of the long direction of
the block. Laminate a thin layer of cork. Wrap the sandpaper
strip the long way and use a 3" piece of duct tape, ripped in half
lengthwise to secure the sandpaper to the block on the top of the
block. Make several
at the same time (a KD DF 2x4 works as source stock). Label the
open space on the top with the grit.
On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 06:37:10 -0800 (PST), Cardinal
I'd suggest putting a thin layer of cork on the block. You can use
spray adhesive to attach the cork.
I cut an 1/8" slot across the front and back of the wood sanding
block. I then wrap the sandpaper front to back and wedge the
sandpaper into the slots. I've some scrap wedges I use to
hold the paper in the slots. If you size the wood block right,
the paper fits just right to the block.
I round off the edges of the wood block top to make the
block more comfortable to grab ahold of too.
I have never glued sandpaper to a sanding block but have seen
sandpaper glued to MDF or glass (for sharpening) using 3M spray glue.
You may want to make a wooden sanding block or two. Some are better
than others and some have features that hold the sandpaper. Making it
easy to remove and install various grits will make a sanding block
even more useful.
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