Sanding smaller concave or convex shapes smooth without blunting or changing the profile can be difficult. And, typically you’ll need to use a pencil, dowel or some other available backer “form” to support the sandpaper while you sand. They’re seldom the right fit. In these situations, Rockler’s new Contour Sanding Grips can give you ready-to-use shapes to make the task more efficient and effective. Sold in sets of six, each Contour Sanding Grip is made of a flexible and grippy, rubber-like material with a concave and convex profile on the ends. A narrow, flat section in between provides enough room to hold the sandpaper securely, while the rubber’s soft composition will help the end profiles conform to minor variations in the shape you’re sanding.
Each set includes 1/4-, 3/8-, 1/2-, 5/8-, 3/4- and 7/8-in. profiles. Use them for smoothing beads, flutes, coves, roundovers, dowels and spindle profiles — virtually any smaller rounded shape on your projects. Diameter designations are molded into the rubber to make selecting the correct grip size easy.
The new Contour Sanding Grips (item 54412, $14.99) are available at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, at Rockler.com or through the print catalog.