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Lathe bit with disk

Flip your spindles for sanding

Sanding a spindle in the opposite direction that it was turned gives you a smoother finish. But because my lathe doesn't run in reverse, I had to come up with another solution.

I made a small plywood disc with a 1/8" hole in its center. Next, I cut two saw kerfs at right angles to each other across the face of the disc. I applied adhesive-backed cork or sandpaper to the other side of the disc to give the disc a better "grip" on the end of the spindle. To use the disc, I flip a spindle end-for-end and insert the disc between my lathe's drive center and the spindle. Then, I sand the spindle smooth.
--John Saggio, New York, N.Y.

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