Micro Sander fr. Toothbrush

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  1. Mar 6, 2017 #1

    dhbarr

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    Best use for an electric tooth brush I have seen yet....now where did I put that thing....

    Thanks for sharing, I may be converting one soon after reading that.
     
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    I have looked at my electric tooth brush often wondering if this sort of thing was doable. Just never went any farther.
    Awesome
    Thanks
     
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    That's a great idea! You don't even have to buy a new base if you have replaceable tips.
     
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    After wishing my Black and Decker "Mouse" sander was smaller, I considered doing the same thing at one point. Never got around to it but may have to revisit the project if I can pick up an el cheapo toothbrush.
     
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    Thanks for sharing that link. I can think of many ways to use a small head sander like that

    -brant
     
  8. Mar 7, 2017 #8

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    Well, now I know what I'm doing tomorrow. Great idea, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Just made one of these, it works great! Takes wood filler off tube spirals like a champ!
     
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    I like the toothbrush hack. Clever.

    I have one of these dental drills that works great:
    drill.jpg
    $120AUD including freight.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dental-P...02300174?hash=item33b05e450e&autorefresh=true
    They mention that it includes compressor, but it is just a translation failure. You need to feed it compressed air.

    Works great as a toolpost grinder on the lathe too.

    Works well, but I suspect for sanding that the toothbrush may do a better job!
     
  11. Mar 11, 2017 #11

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    Picked up the parts the other day, but just got around to putting it together. Amazing little tool. I tested it out on some Bondo Glazing and Spot Putty I used to fill the spirals on my Airborne Surveillance Missile. Worked fantastic, my new favorite tool.
     

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