Friday, August 14, 2009
This simple device, a "sanding mask," is to allow sanding to be done with a sanding stick and avoid marking the surrounding wood. It is my simple invention of the day, made using the hollow chisel mortiser and a piece of scrap Formica. The hole had to be cut slightly longer than the original mortises to allow for the wedges used to expand the tenons and lock them in place. You can see the use of the mask and sanding stick in the photo below. I am using the sanding stick to slightly chamfer each edge.