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Sanding "difficult" areas

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by cb1, Jun 4, 2002.


  1. cb1

    cb1

    Apr 3, 2002
    Sorry for the dumb question but,

    I am attempting my first refinish on an old p-bass (necessary unfortunately). I was wondering what is the best way to sand around the neck and horns on the edge of the body to prevent uneven spots. What (if any) do you use as a sanding block?
     
  2. dhuffguitars

    dhuffguitars Luthier/Bass Wanker depending on your opinion

    Sep 18, 2001
    SPOKANE WA
    Unbolt that neck if it is a p-bass! Then you don't have to sand around it.

    I use various items as sanding blocks, but my favorite is a pink pearl eraser for tight areas. I always have a few laying around, I sand the erasers to adapt to the profile I am sanding.

    D
     
  3. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I think the hands work best.

    It might be more tirring, but you do have more control, and if there is only one way to do it, then thats the way to go.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  4. dhuffguitars

    dhuffguitars Luthier/Bass Wanker depending on your opinion

    Sep 18, 2001
    SPOKANE WA
    that is not the way to go on flat surfaces, you need a flat block backing that sandpaper.
     
  5. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    But what about the round edges and corners?

    Thats what I thought he meant by dificult spots.

    Thats what I was refering to.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  6. cb1

    cb1

    Apr 3, 2002
    Actually thanks for both responses. I was referring to the flat edges around the horns. I like the idea about the erasures. I had been trying a 9-volt battery, but it was too hard.
     
  7. cb1

    cb1

    Apr 3, 2002
    Ahhh, another great idea! Thanks everyone.