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I need a bit of help. I am trying to make a new set of garden furniture out of Oak and had the idea to try and make it look like Rattan. all was going well until I had to sand all those thin strips 1/2" wide x 1/8" thick. the face of them is not to bad coming off the floor saw but I need to just take he edge off the corners, it gives them a better, softer look and eliminates any potential splinters. The first lot I did by hand which took my fingerprints off to the extent that I can't use my prints to open my phone anymore,[frown] Funny, yes I agree but there must be a better mechanical way of doing it without taking off my fingertips on the belt or bobbin sanders, in other words, I need a Jig. Garden Bench.jpg

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Have you looked at sanding mops? They will take the fuzz off and round the corners nicely. I haven't used a sanding mop for anything this large but, they work great for smaller things. I have one of these.

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Thanks Bob. I know of them but never used them before, that looks like the answer to the problem. I am not trying to sand the whole box, just the thin infil strips. there are hundreds of them.
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Sanding mops are very aggressive when they are new. You need to break them in. I just let one chew on a 2x4 for a while.

If you are too heavy handed or try to sand at the wrong angle and the catch they will take the piece away from you and throw it across the room.

They can also be used to sand the fuzzies off of fretwork and sanding small parts is easy.

I sanded all the parts for several of these skeletons with a sanding mop. The hands are about 1/2-inch long.

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Wow Bob. 
            I recently made 4 of these skeletons, for my daughters, they both teach and wanted them for class. 2 of them I put together and the other 2 I left in bits so they could ask the kids where the bits belong, they went down well. I used 3 holes per joint and drilled down through the top of the head and put a 3/4" Fostner bit in the back of the head to meet the down hole  then put my hanging string in there. Great minds think alike. thanks for the info, I am off to Screwfix to get a mop today. Keep the chips flying.
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Is there a pattern for the large skeleton?

I might need to make one or two.

My skelleton is about 14 inches tall when assembled.

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           I got the pattern Free from the Scrollsaw Workshop. Steve Good runs it and puts out a free pattern, all S/Saw based nearly every day. It is well worth signing up, it is free and there is a Forum there as well if you are so inclined. There are going on for 2,000 patterns there. he lives on your side of the pond so a fair bit of his stuff is American, he puts no constraints on the numbers you make and I have used his site for the last 3 years or so. Let me know how you get on.

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Got it thanks.
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The plan is called Woody, Try this Link  http://www.stevedgood.com/woody.pdf
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