I finally broke down and bought myself a Jooltool - a fancy power sander/polisher that I’ve been coveting for years. I’ve got about 6 hours worth of hand-sanding and polishing to do: a stack of polymer clay trinket boxes and a lamp crying out for attention, but my hands and arms are a mess, so I can’t justify doing anything non-essential with them. So, it was a Self-Pity Powertool Purchase (I’m sure I’m not the only one here to ever do such a thing… SPPP should be added to the list of the Glossary of Abbreviations: Glossary of abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms in wiki)
The sanding disks have this cool design, which allows you to see the work as you sand. (work is held below the spinning “ninja” disks which have cut-outs allowing you to see through them as they spin)
Last night, I realized I have a drawer full of regular wet/dry sand paper and polishing papers in a bazillion grits, and when the Jooltool arrives, I won’t be able to use them. I’ll need to purchase the Ninja shaped discs. So, I figured I’d give them away on http://www.levitada.com.
Ah, but then I remembered this post:
Continuing the discussion from Light Pads are handy:
where @volivaa captured the shape of an item on a light pad and used it to 'forge a relica. (and we realized that a laptop monitor works great as a light pad, so I already have one!). Eureka! When my Jooltool arrives, and when my GF arrives, I will try that trick with the Ninja disk shape, and I will cut sanding pads to fit from my current stash of sand paper. s w e e t . . .