I have had two inqueries about the bow sander that I have shown on my blogs. Where do you buy it?. How do you make it. Well the answer is simple but worth mentioning on this blog. So here are your answers folks.
I have never seen one of these for sale anywhere. You will need to make one for yoursef. I am not even sure where I got the idea or if I invented it, but I can assure you it is a marvelous tool that should be in every woodworkers tool box.
The only thing at all complicated is how you hold the sandpaper at each end. Really very simple. Just drill a hole that will accept a shingle nail, then make a saw cut to the hold and a bit beyond it. Now you can stick the sandpaper through the saw cut and hold it there with a nail through the hole.
This will give you a sense of how deep it is. 1 1/2 inch or so.
Last photo. I used a piece of oak just 3/4 inch wide but added wood on each of the ends because the sand paper I use is 1 inch wide.
First project of the day was to complete the end piece inlay. I peeled off a piece of black/white from a binding strip and fit it to the routed grouve.
They are fitted in and glued with medium CA glue. Now I must find a piece of wood that will match the binding.
Here it is in. When sanded down it ought to fit well. It is a great match of wood. I got the end pieces installed in both of the Kasha ukes, and then turned to the fretting.
It only took about an hour to put the frets in these fingerboards. The next job will be lots of sanding. These Kasha tenors are coming along just fine. Eager to hear their voices.