Shop Tip #059
© Frank Ford 2004; Photo by FF

If you want to sand celluloid on a belt sander, the best precaution against fire is to hold a backing board up tightly against the running sander. Then the celluloid will be sheared off nicely without building up much heat. And, with no clearance between the board and belt, the small piece can't become caught between the machine table and the belt. Here I'm shaping a new heel cap for a Martin D-28.