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scarfing tool--anybody fisnished with theirs?

Posted by Sandy 
Suggestion: when one person is done scarfing they could pass along the scarfing tool to the next person who might need it. I'll be looking for one in March.

Also: any suggestions out there (make/model)for an orbital sander?

Regards,

Brian Hickey
Erie, PA
If you look at www.unclejohns.com/boat/scarf.htm you would be lead to believe you can scarf plywood without a special tool. I am going to try it, if it doesn't work, I will buy a tool and then be willing to sell it to you when I am done. There is also a Jason on this board who may want it as well. I should be scarfing within the next two weeks, I will let you know how it goes.

In reply to "scarfing tool--anybody fisnished with theirs?", posted by Brian on Dec 31, 2000:

>Suggestion: when one person is done scarfing they could pass along the scarfing tool to the
> next person who might need it. I'll be looking for one in March.
>
>Also: any suggestions out there (make/model)for an orbital sander?
>
>Regards,

Danny has posted a link (http://unclejohns.com/boats.scarf.htm) with an excellent
drawing, illustrating a method for scarfing without
any hotrod skillsaw attachments. This (unclejohns)
idea is transparently a good idea, and looks perfectly
workable to me. I'll let his site speak for itself.


Orbital Sander:

I have a black Rockwell hand model that
is useful for finishing woodworking projects,
but not so useful for finishing fiberglass.
I have a larger, recatagular two-handed Milwaukee
sander I like a lot. I like Milwaukee tools.

The best sanders are air driven jobs with a
random orbit: that way they never sand the same
arc twice, so you get a more evenly sanded surface.
Air driven sanders can also be kept moist
with a light trickle from a water hose too, which
keeps the sand paper from clogging up.

Unfortunately air sanders require a huge amout
of air....so if you don't have a body-shop sized
air compressor, you're out of luck.

A ten dollar horse shoer's rasp is useful for
knocking off drips before finish sanding.
I wouldn't be without one.


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