Friday, February 15, 2008

sanded edges

Sanding the sides of a book block can be done with as little as a sanding block. For more precision clamping the book block between two boards help to keep the sanding block square and level. The following is how I do it.

The tools (from top to bottom): wood blocks, micro plane, shims, and sanding block. The wood blocks I use are scraps from a canvas stretcher. The micro plane for removing larger amounts of book. Shims for evenly raising wood blocks. Sanding block for sanding edges.

I have several sets of shims of various thicknesses depending on how much paper needs to be removed.

Blocks clamped then inverted in vise of work bench.

Before and after.

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