I sure hope some one can give me a few hints. I've owned and used
those little rubber plugs that hold premade sand paper tubes for
many years. Once I squeeze one on the first tube, it never seems
to relax enough to get a new one on again. I can't be the only
one with this problem.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
The ones I use have some sort of tightening device on the end opposite
the shaft. Either a screw, or a nut on a threaded shaft. This either
depresses the entire length of the drum, or pushes a cone shape end
into the drum causing the rubber drum to swell a little. The problem
I have had with frequent uses is that loosening the device doesn't
necessarily relax the swelling, causing the sleeve to be a little
difficult to remove.
What I forgot to mention in my other response that I'll use this
opportunity for since it seems to fit... :)
The trick is to remember to uncompress them when not in use so they
don't take a permanent set (at least so soon).
After you loosen the the screw/nut that compresses the rubber, roll it
back and forth on the bench with the palm of your hand or a flat board,
like rolling out dough.
If that doesn't do the trick, drop in some very hot water for a minute
and the roll it.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
: I sure hope some one can give me a few hints. I've owned and used
: those little rubber plugs that hold premade sand paper tubes for
: many years. Once I squeeze one on the first tube, it never seems
: to relax enough to get a new one on again. I can't be the only
: one with this problem.
BTDT. If you can't get the drum off the rubber sleeve just peel it off.
Then chuck the drum up and spin it against some sandpaper to reduce
it's diameter slightly. Go slow so you don't overshoot, but if you do
make it too small just wrap some masking tape around it.
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