A bobbin sander is ideal for the professional smoothing and finishing of intricate projects that include the plinths and mouldings that decorate items such as cupboards, chair backs and the shelves of Welsh dressers. It allows for great versatility in use and produces a finely detailed finish that is extremely smooth. Items to be sanded are held in place and moved by hand to produce the desired effect.
Using a Bobbin Sander
The bobbin is shaped like a small pillar and is vertically held on a spindle that rotates at a high speed of up to 1400rpm. The bobbin’s surface is covered with a sanding sleeve that is available in different grades or textures to suit the task in hand. When using the bobbin sander on the wavy edge of a plinth, the wood can be manoeuvred by hand to ensure that each section is expertly bevelled rather than having … Read the rest