Sanding Carved Profiles

A small sand-blaster can be used for smoothing intricate carved profiles. September 19, 2009

Question
I'm looking for a good technique for cleaning up a carved 3D part such as a corbel.

Forum Responses
(Sawing and Drying Forum)
From contributor S:
An abrasive flapper wheel in an electric drill might do the trick. They make several types with different widths.



From contributor T:
I don't know if this will work, but couldn't you use a small sand blaster? Something like the Paasche Air Eraser.


From contributor H:
Oh, yeah! Sand blast is good. My father used that method and I have to share this design tip. For small, intricate graphics with thin stroke widths, choose a tool with a steep angle, such as the 90 tool. For large graphics with wide stroke widths, choose a tool with a shallower angle, such as the 150 tool.