March 15, 2013 by Ling Abson
I use to finish my blanks by hand with sand paper or steel wool and at the end of the night, my arms would be so sore that I would have to stop. Holiday seasons are the worst, and that’s when I started thinking of using power tools to help get the job done. I’m so glad I did as it takes minutes to clean things up and I was able to get more necklaces done.
Sometimes I like to go over the letters with a Sharpie to darken the letters and use the 3M sandpaper to clean up any excess. Experiment with the grit size. For my purpose, I like to use the 400 grit. The split mandrel is awesome for using sand paper in sheets.