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constructordeguitarras

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Sanding 

After I carve the neck, I do a thorough sanding of the whole guitar before attaching the bridge. I usually have done this bare handed and it sands off the callouses I need for guitar playing. I have tried using a leather glove, but if it is too thick I can't work properly and if it is too thin it gets sanded through quickly. Do you have any solutions for this?



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Andy Culpepper

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RE: Sanding (in reply to constructordeguitarras

I use a rubber block as a backer for the sandpaper and it doesn't chafe my hands much at all that way, and helps to keep things level. If you can find large erasers those work well, currently what I'm using is a chunk of one of those sanding belt cleaner sticks.

I'm talking like 1" by 1.5" surface area.

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Cervantes

 

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RE: Sanding (in reply to constructordeguitarras

Maybe these?

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=69577&cat=1,42207

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constructordeguitarras

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RE: Sanding (in reply to Cervantes

Thanks, Cervantes. I have lots of rubber gloves just like those for washing dishes. I would get pretty sweaty sanding in them but I may give it a try.

Andy, when I use sanding blocks--which I almost always do, big and small, rubber and cork--I hold on to parts of the sandpaper that are not involved in the sanding (hold them against the sides of the block), and as my fingers rub against those, that is how I lose my callouses.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 7 2015 21:04:18
 
keith

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RE: Sanding (in reply to constructordeguitarras

ethan, a couple of options. first, gardening gloves. they are thin and breathable. the other option are the inexpensive polyurethane coated polyester gloves.
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constructordeguitarras

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RE: Sanding (in reply to keith

Thanks, Keith and everyone. I guess I need to try more kinds of gloves.

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Leñador

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RE: Sanding (in reply to constructordeguitarras

What about little finger condoms??

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Sr. Martins

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RE: Sanding (in reply to Leñador

Yeah, got to be careful if you don't want an extra finger.
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