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I continue to find the need for smaller items to help me round off edges of small toys and items such as animals for the Noah's Ark.  I have for out that the one thing that customers (moms) do not like is sharp edges on toys.  I wonder if everyone out there has ideas on instruments that they have been successful using.  Are there "mini" sanders, routers, etc. I do use a Dremel some but get tired of changing tips.   Any help would be appreciated.  NO nails left on fingers ! HA!
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There are sanding mops that you can attach to the drill or drill press.  They have cut thin strips that can get into grove and such.  I also wear a couple leather finger things on my sanding hand to avoid missing nails/skin.  If you look into wood carving, you can find the individual leather finger protectors. 
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PaPa Jack has a good question and like him on the small stuff my finger tips show where I use 80 grit and just hold the item or at times clamp the item. But I would ask as I've never used the sanding strips that are used in the Scroll Saw if they are actually an item that works ?
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I have only today cut all the animals for 3 Noah’s Arks and after cutting I ran all of  them through my sanding mop giving them a very smooth edge 

If you look on you tube and type making a sanding mop you will see how easy they are to make and cheap. Do not purchase them on a commercial basis. I run all my toys before they are painted and put together through the sanding mop.

Do not worry about your nails or fingers as the mop will only polish them not cut them

In my opinion the sanding mop is one of the best ideas I have seen and I make one using  different grades of sandpaper as the are so quick to change in my drill press.

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Sanding strips for the scroll saw are a wast of money

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I will need to check that out! Thanks Ken!
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PaPa Jack has a good question and like him on the small stuff my finger tips show where I use 80 grit and just hold the item or at times clamp the item. But I would ask as I've never used the sanding strips that are used in the Scroll Saw if they are actually an item that works ?


I've not used the store bought version of the sanding strips. I think they are way to expensive for what you get. However, I have cut cloth backed sand paper into stops and used it in a scroll saw. I didn't like it much. It works but rounds the entire edge. I also didn't like getting silicon carbide grit in my scroll saw.

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Thanks Ken and ctowne, I will have to go on UTUBE to see this.  Forurm wins again!!!!  Never heard of sanding strips but it sounds great and also the finger tip covers.  THanks for all of the ideas.  If anyone has site to go to let me know.Thanks again, bandaid fingers make it very difficult to work Ha@!
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This is my small sanding mop. I also have a larger one. I use the small sanding mop for small parts. Works really well, but they are not cheap.
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They are so easy to make and very cheap
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I like this idea, I'm going to have to make one of these.

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This is my small sanding mop. I also have a larger one. I use the small sanding mop for small parts. Works really well, but they are not cheap.


Gsmith89 how long will they last.  I bought a small sanding brush that goes my drimel tool and I wore out on 10 small items.  Not sure it was ment for wood'  Thanks for help guess I will just take the time to make one.
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