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Another new toy to play with its a early chrissy pressy to myself

A 4" disc sander and 1" belt sander

not sure i made the right choice but space is a premium with me so need something small and compact.As most of my stuff is carved i do as little sanding as possible ,just some times when i cut a 45 dgree angles for a topper and a 45 dgree cut in the shank it needs tweeking to get it to sit right, and its easyer to hold the carvin to the sander rather than hold it in the vice and use the rotary sander as its to small and a lot easyer to damage

just wish i had one when i carved out the pieces for the fox and geese game

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Very nice! That should work well for you. If memory serves me I think someone puts out a leather belt for that one which would be great for stroping knife blades.
 

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Good choice. I have a similar set up in a Ryobi but with a much wider belt.

The disc sander has proven invaluable for getting a rood right andle sand.

I use a handheld Ryobi with a 15mm belt for tight corners and finicky jobs.

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That should serve you well Cobalt. The compact size is a real plus. The one I bought at a yard sale has a 6" belt and a 10" disc, way more than I needed for stick making but the price was to good to pass up.
 

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Got the machine mainly to polish and shape ram and water buffalo horn althought it will be handy for those small toppers. Was going to try it today after i got the shop cleaned and finished the fox and geese game but as usual i got lumbered with jobs. Still not sure if i got the right size machine mayby should change it for a bigger one but space is tight
As for a leather strop this is the 1st i have heard of it ? i use leather wheels fixed to my drill
 

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Yes I also have the leather strop wheels for the drill chuck and happy with the way they strop knives. If interested though that sander platform is quite common and made under a number of different company names. Belts are quite available on the Internet.
 
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