I think with a 36" block attached to the bench it would be easier to control.
Once again the Dragon rasps are worth every penny.
Sanding Beam after a couple of passes with 80 grit
Since I was doing 4 necks at a time I worked through the grits on each.
- Initial rough of the radius 80grit
- Remove the 80grit scratches with my 8" block and 120 grit
- Hit the necks with 320grit on the StewMac beam
- Buff out with 00 steel wool.
After I fret the necks I will take them to 0000 steal wool.
The trick is to sand in one direction while not letting the beam off center. After a few swings, turn the beam around to unclog the sandpaper. It helps to use the shopvac often.
Rough shape the neck with the spoke shave
Couple of passes with the coarse then the fine dragon rasp
Dragons with purple heartwood handles...