Was: Tricks of the trade
If you've never used a Moore's disk (or other snap on sanding disk), you're really missing something. These are indespensible. They're little sanding disks, about 1 inch in diameter, that snap onto a special mandrel the fits in your handpiece. Moore's is the most popular brand, but there are others. Just check the tool catalogs, you can't miss them. They have a little brass gromet in the center with a square hole, and the mandrell has a springy split end with a square socket that snaps into the disk. You can sand all kinds of small parts, and they come in different grits. I barely touch a sanding stick any more.
Yes, those little sanding discs are wonderful.
I have been making my bracelets for channel inlay for 20 years -
someone suggested I have them cast, but I like creating them. To
shape the bracelets I use a hardwood Ax Handle. Much more forgiving
than the metal mandrel.
By the way, I was hoping to meet Rick@ Rocky Mountain at the CoMA
meeting in Salida over the past weekend. I believe you are now a
member of the board. Super!
Rose Marie Christison