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Old 01-10-2021, 01:36 PM
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Default Truing up the Sides

Here’s Mark’s sanding setup for truing up his rims. The horizontal drum sander that you see in the image is actually an attachment for his wood lathe. He is using an aluminum drum has no compliant cushioning, so it does a good job of eliminating irregularities in the sides and it is incapable of reaching into low spots. Care must be taken when using this method to avoid creating “washboard” on the sides.



After the horizontal drum sanding to true up the sides is completed, Mark “hard blocks” the sides by hand with 80 and 120 grit sand paper to eliminate any minor washboard.

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