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Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jbrooks01 View Post
I sanded one wing tip block this morning. The first step was to draw a line, using tape to define the L E. Next I taped adjacent to the block I would be sanding to prevent damage to surrounding balsa. Using my sanding block and 120 grit sandpaper I sculpted the wing tip block into something presentable. One tip is finished, one to go. Here's a picture. John
Really like this technique. Kind of having a "why didn't I think of that?!" moment. I've been sanding down tips/leading edges and other assorted parts for a while now...and every now and again I damage an adjacent part. Never thought of using tape to protect and never thought of using tape to define an edge I need to match in my sanding. Thanks for the detailed thread!
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