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    Decided to try and clean up a few vintage blades I've picked up here and there over time, just to clean off the rust and crud and make them usable. Tried something I've never seen on here, so maybe it's a new technique? I took a standard dish sponge(a new one), folded it in half, wrapped the sand paper over the folded part, and used that to sand the blade. It's contoured, so it fit the hollow part pretty well. Got the inside of the money tail pretty well too.

    Just wanted to put that out there in case anyone else is looking for something to try. It worked out pretty well for me and kept my fingers away from the blade for the majority of the sanding.

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    I would like to try it myself. Thanks.

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    good idea, and cheaper than buying something similar from lowes or hone creepo.

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    Good idea and I'll give it a try. I like using an old wine cork, too.

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    This is a really good, inexpensive solution to cutting ones fingers to death,,,
    You always have to be careful, but I wish I had thought of this way back when

    Added to the "Workshop Sticky"

    And if you get a second a Pic would be great
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    I don't know why I didn't think of this!
    I use this all of the time on my turnings and milled items.
    In fact I even have a lot of sandpaper that is made with a foam backing.
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    Great idea, I have a couple of blades just itching for this treatment, and a couple of cuts on my fingers that will also agree.
    Thanks for posting.

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    Wonder if one of the sanding sponges they make for drywall would work? The sandpaper would be pretty coarse, but maybe for the first go around???
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    Great idea, thanks.
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    Great idea, and since it's a soft sponge it should more readily conform to the shape of the razor. Which would for a more even sand, IMO.

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