SailNet Community - View Single Post - Anyone make new teak pieces on deck
View Single Post
post #41 of Old 07-15-2013
PorFin
Seņor Member
 
PorFin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,444
Thanks: 8
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Anyone make new teak pieces on deck

Quote:
Originally Posted by abrahamx View Post
I have a quarter sheet sander that I believe only goes back and forth and not a true orbital. Will this work fine? I assume so.
I'm not a big fan of qtr sheet sanders, particularly on rounded surfaces. Unless you are really careful, they can get ahead of you before you know it. If you do use one, I'd start with nothing coarser than 100 grit.

For the stuff you've shown, I'd recommend going by hand.

You can make great contoured sanding blocks with pieces of rigid foam insulation (the green or pink stuff you see at home centers.) Lay a piece of sandpaper abrasive side up around the wood, and then sand the foam to match the wood. Reverse the paper and "presto!" you're in business.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
________
'85 BYB Vagabond 39

Last edited by PorFin; 07-15-2013 at 11:31 AM.
PorFin is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome