9 Lives for the Win

There’s nothing like a great hardware store staffed by people who know their stuff. In Bloomington we have two: Kleindorfer’s and Bloomington Hardware. When I needed something in a hurry to sand the inside radius of several arched brackets for a current job, Kleindorfer’s lifer Scott Cosby fixed me up with the parts to transform  a steel cat food can into a sanding drum of the perfect radius. (It was the perfect radius because I’d used the can to mark the curve.)

Pop Wood 001

Drill a hole in the center of the can’s bottom

Pop Wood 002

Insert fender washer and threaded bolt

Add outside fender washer and fasten with two nuts

Add outside fender washer and fasten with two nuts

Cut strips of self-adhesive abrasive paper and stick to can

Cut strips of self-adhesive abrasive paper and stick to can

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See it in action

Louis in sawdust

Why I have access to cat food cans

 

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