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Sanding between ribs

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Denis M. Kallery, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    Tonight We went to Menards (read home depot, lowes or whatever). I picked up a Dremel contour sander 6000-01. It has 10 sanding contours, several of which may work just dandy between the ribs. Obviously I haven't tried it yet but it sure looks like it has potential. Anybody tried one? If so how'd it work?
    Thanks, Denis
     
  2. Douglas Ingram

    Douglas Ingram Red River Canoe & Paddle

    No, but this works great. Sand-O-flex. Got mine at Lee Valley.
     

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  3. jrghaven

    jrghaven Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    ???

    Douglas, what type of boat is that? I noticed the double holes for the keel (w/ alternating screw placement?) - different than my OTC... seems like it would have a crazy-wide keel.

    RE sanding - I used a hand Black and Decker sander for the ribs, planks by hand. Never used a Dremel, although it sounds like it might save you quite a bit of work.
     
  4. Douglas Ingram

    Douglas Ingram Red River Canoe & Paddle

    Should have replied to this a LOT sooner. That canoe is a early 1900's Chestnut. The double holes are the result of somebodies earlier efforts, the keel is only about 1 3/4"-2" wide, and about 1" deep.

    You can see the whole story on my blog. http://woodbecreative.blogspot.com/
     
  5. Canoeal

    Canoeal Canoe/kayak builder/resto

    My sander

    Here are some pics of the sander I modified for that kind of sanding. I glued outfitting foam pads to the bottom.
    Al
     

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  6. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Denis, did you try your Dremel sander yet? How did it work out?
     
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    Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    Chris,
    No,I haven't but if it is not too cold tomorrow I go out to the barn and at least try it.
    Denis :eek:
     
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    Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    Chris,
    !0 degrees F. --it is going to wait.
    Denis
     
  9. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Ouch! What, no heat in the barn yet?
     
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    Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    Well Chris,
    Kathy sold her house so now the corner in fact the whole North end except where the ladder to the second floor is; I was going to put the furnace in is full of stuff from her house ---so it will have to wait till spring. :(:(
    Denis
     
  11. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    Denis/Kathy,
    Congates on the sale, now you can get more toys (projects) :).

    Al,
    Thanks for posting, that's close to what I tried, except I only had 1 pad and it was wood with a rubber surface glued on. I used self-stick sand paper cut to size. I suspect the double foam pads would work better.

    Dan
     
  12. nawatts

    nawatts Curious about Wooden Canoes

    good idea!

    i may have to borrow this idea. i have been trying to figure out a non-manual way to do all on my sanding!
     
  13. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hello nawatts,

    Please let us know how it works.
     
  14. nawatts

    nawatts Curious about Wooden Canoes

    i sure will!
     

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