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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:44 pm 
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Have some small pieces to run thru drum sander......few years ago a thread on here, I think....

-slave board, CA, wax paper, CA, veneer? something like that??? thanks in advance......


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:56 pm 
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I use hot melt glue -- thin as required -- release with alcohol, HG peels off clean

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:20 pm 
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How small are you talking?
I have run pieces under 4" in length and have thinned to about .040" through my drum sander with no issues.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:41 pm 
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Thanks Ken...sounds like a plan!

Bri; just don't feel comfortable with small pieces....maybe as small as heel caps....I have a 10-20 Performax that I really like, but the 'hold down' bars are kinda far apart.....


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Backing board and 2 side tape.



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:24 pm 
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meddlingfool wrote:
Backing board and 2 side tape.


I use the same setup as well.

Sending just heel cap sized material through there though... whew... don't be on the back side when that bullet comes flying out!

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meddlingfool wrote:
Backing board and 2 side tape.


Same here. This works no problem for things in the size range of head plates and bridge blanks. You can go much smaller if you want. Last year I inlaid ammonite fossils into a fretboard and needed to flatten them from the back side. They were only 3/8" to 5/8" across. Double-stick taped them face down to a carrier board and it worked great.

I use Scotch removable poster tape which comes in a small plastic dispenser. It's very thin and has very good stick. I get it at Ace.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:59 pm 
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I just send it through, what's the issue? Are you worried about sniping? I have only seen that happen when talking to deep a cut so just go slow and easy.


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powdrell wrote:
Thanks Ken...sounds like a plan!

Bri; just don't feel comfortable with small pieces....maybe as small as heel caps....I have a 10-20 Performax that I really like, but the 'hold down' bars are kinda far apart.....



Performax suggests minimum stock length of 2-1/2".
I would give it a try on some scrap.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:19 pm 
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Thanks guys for the help!! I'm good to go!


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I also used double sided tape on a backer board - releases easy with naphtha. For real little stuff I put a few sacrificial strips on either side to make sure I get a clean level cut on the small parts.

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