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Ralph Harvey16/09/2009 22:48:02
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Managed to get in the shed again today, it seems to be about once a month latelly, but the problem i have is this.
 
My belt sander is clogged up with hot glue, without thinking i cleaned off a scrap timber and filled up a new belt, ?
 
I seem to remember a while back someone suggested a way to unclog the belts ? anyone remember ? please
 
As to the fruits of the day i will post them later in the week when i have sanded and laquered them ?
 
Ralph
Doug16/09/2009 22:55:31
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Ralph,
 
I`ve heard of using a piece of hose pipe, the end push on to the running belt, also bathroom silicone that has set.
 
 
Ralph Harvey16/09/2009 23:09:43
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Thanks Baz
 
The hose one sounds familliar, will give that one a go tommorow if i can escape to my little hole again,
 
Never heard of the silicon one before i might have an old tube of that in the shed somewhere could try that out as well.
 
Ralph
Sparky16/09/2009 23:23:51
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Ralph
Other than using the abrasive cleaner.....>> Axminster's cheap <<
You can use the wine bottle stopper. They used to be cork but most are now made of the same type of material.........I've used one on a small mini drill sanding drum and it comes up really well but, I have the one Axminster sells for the larger paper and it has lasted ages and still have 98% left.......also works on normal sand paper, just scrap the cleaner over it.........saves the better quality bought paper.
 
Or you can use an old trainer that has the non marking sole............
 
Hope this helps
Marc
Ralph Harvey16/09/2009 23:33:34
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Thanks Marc
 
Thats actually a good price from Axminster i will have to order one, but for now i will try out one or two of the other ideas, just ordered some new trainers so
the old ones will be spare soon !
 
Ralph
Woodie17/09/2009 08:54:59
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Ralph
 
I have used a Tescos' bag scrunched up, but mind your fingers.
John
Dave Atkinson17/09/2009 12:36:19
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Hi Ralph

I use plastic waste pipe or conduit.  Any plastic seems to do the trick.

Cheers Dave
Ron Davis17/09/2009 19:51:51
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Almost any Dave, it has to be thremosetting, or will reform once cooled, Do not try it with bakelite or somilar. It seem to work by the plastic melting and absorbing the dust and coolling and setting again. I use to use a piece of waste pipe and you could see the colour of the wood dust in the swarfe. I now have a block, bought for £2 at All Pally, made from shredded car tyres, I have found nothing better
 
Ron
Ralph Harvey17/09/2009 22:50:04
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Thanks Guys
 
I tried the hose pipe first, it worked but was too soft to get any preasure on it so i used a bit of White plastic waste pipe did the trick great.
 
I have a chunk of hard black rubber somewhere i got from Avon Rubber a couple of years ago, i might try that before i buy a stick , see if it works ?
 
Ralph
Sparky17/09/2009 22:55:58
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Tut Tut,
The things we do to save £4.50
 
Ralph
As long as it latex you should be fine but, ask the wife before you cut up your black rubber gear!!
 
Marc
Ralph Harvey17/09/2009 23:18:21
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Marc
 
She will never let me cut up the gloves, How will i do the washing up ?
 
I dont know about bthe rubber its just a solid block about 10mm thick by 200mm square i was going to turn some 2"  tyres for a model i was intending to make, but it went all floppy for some reason ?
 
Ralph
Sparky17/09/2009 23:28:15
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You should know by now, you gotta hand those gloves over...........to the kids!!

Marc
Ralph Harvey17/09/2009 23:40:42
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Marc
 
My eldest went to stay with my brothers boy a while back, his wife handed my  boy a tea towel to dry up after his cousin washed the dishes,........ he asked her "Whats that for" ?
 
Says it all really.
 
Ralph
Sparky17/09/2009 23:46:24
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I hear you mate, my two wanted to buy a dish washer because we kept asking them to help with the dishes!!
 
Now its take-a-ways, just throw the cartons away and no cleaning............What will their kids do when there old enough?
 
Marc
Ron Davis18/09/2009 19:37:25
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They can get cookery lessons from the TV, that and soaps take about 90% of airtime on our set, hence the laptop and the shed!
 
Ron

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