June 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm
In the previous post, I created a video on how to cut a wine bottle and included plans on making a cutter yourself. I hope you enjoyed that project idea.
I didn’t really talk much about sanding the edges smooth where the bottle was cut. Most people use sandpaper to smooth these by hand sanding the edges. Well, I thought of an even better idea which is included in the video below with a rotary drum sanding wheel.
As discussed in the video, listed below are some of the sanding drum wheels I found:
- 26 piece drill attachment drum kit: http://amzn.to/Zy3ZV6
- Package of 8 Drum sanding set: http://amzn.to/11lXtNH
- Diamond drum set made specifically for glass/ tile: http://amzn.to/11lXLnS
Sanding Tips & Safety
In the video, there are some things I forgot to mention.
- Sand Paper Types for Glass: Most sanding paper or drum wheels use aluminum oxide which works for glass, but there are premium types of sandpaper that work even better. Silicon carbide sandpaper or diamond grit wheels are 2 types that works better.
- Glass Dust Safety Issue: Sanding glass can make silica airborne and breathed in which causes a serious health problem known as silicosis. Using a fast moving rotary drum wheel will release even more. To combat this, most people either sprinkle on water while they are sanding or dip the paper in a bucket of water occasionally. The water will prevent the dust from getting in the air. You can also use a quality dust mask.
- Grits: When sanding, it’s best to use at least 2-3 different grit sandpapers. Start with a course grit such and finish with a fine grit. I only used 120 grit to finish, but that isn’t very fine. Use up to 400 grit for a smoother finish.
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