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A quicker sanding way
Mrclark7
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:52 AM UTC
Picked this up for a $1.00 at the dollar store.

yes, it does help.


drabslab
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 02:47 PM UTC
My god, what a nice discovery!!!
sgtreef
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Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 05:44 PM UTC
Nice find, and soon as they find out can be used for modeling, price will jump to $29.99. LOL
Plus one could also do ones nails.

Could no resist that.

As one gets older Dykes are the preferred clipper.


Cheers
Mrclark7
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 07:15 AM UTC
yes, repackage as a hobby sander with "tamiya" logo and will be hot item of the year?
captfue
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 08:06 AM UTC
They are great. Got me one a few days ago' the wife saw it now she has one. Of course we have different uses. Another cheap tool I use all the time: Wal mart make up department has for 9.95 a roto tool with some really fine sanding bits.
Scarred
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 09:31 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice find, and soon as they find out can be used for modeling, price will jump to $29.99. LOL
Plus one could also do ones nails.

Could no resist that.

As one gets older Dykes are the preferred clipper.


Cheers



I used to use my dremel for my nails. Worked well to. This looks like it might be a bit handier than my dremel because the dremel's a rotary tool and this isn't.
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 09:08 PM UTC
great idea, i need to see if i can find one of those here in the UK
Grauwolf
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:58 AM UTC
I saw the same brand package at the corner drugstore this
morning, they were selling it for a whopping $ 59.95CDN.

Man you got a great deal!!!

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 06:55 AM UTC
Check your local dollar store, saw them at one nearby me for about $8.00.

Added: Wally World has them for $20.
Kolvir
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 12:29 PM UTC
Which dollar store? There are three different ones around here with Dollar General being the most common.
Scarred
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 01:56 PM UTC
Check them all, there's only one up here, a Dollar Tree, but with three to choose from you might get lucky.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 11:21 PM UTC
It was at Dollar Tree.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:38 PM UTC
updates my pics. seems old site changes a few things.
drabslab
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Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 02:04 AM UTC
I got myself one of these things, and first tests give very good results
Removed by original poster on 06/15/18 - 23:33:20 (GMT).
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:31 AM UTC
Gotta get sum'!

Thanks, Kelly!
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 07:51 AM UTC
Got to get me one of those! I took a battery powered toothbrush with the round head and made a small orbital sander. I put a 1/2 inch velcro dot on the head and use a 1/2 circle punch to punch out the sanding disk for it.
Grauwolf
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 12:42 PM UTC
OMG!!!.....Welcome back Kenny!

Cheers.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 05:32 PM UTC
Missed your chance Kelly, You could have bought them all, not mentioned what you paid, offered to be a nice guy and pick up a few for the guys and sell them for $5 plus postage... and still have a bunch of 'Happy Campers!"

(that was joke in case anyone missed it)
18Bravo
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 06:05 AM UTC
The quickest sanding way...

Scarred
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 06:27 AM UTC


That'll get the job done.
18Bravo
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 06:38 AM UTC
You'd be amazed. If I can get one of the girls to take a video I'll try and post what it does to resin. Kinda hard to sand and make video at the same time. And I'll use one of the most expensive resin kits I have.

Also does road wheels extremely well, assuming they spin with no problem. Hold lightly against spinning old belt and let them spin. takes those seams off like a dream. I actually learned that one working metal bungs.