This is the original Rotary Sander from U-Beaut - beware of imitations!
This kit consists of a 75mm 'Velcro' faced sanding head, the shaft of which is attached to a right angle hand piece, housing two sealed bearings. It has simple and concise instructions and comes with 10 velour backed 75mm diameter sanding discs in the following grades, 8, 120, 180, 240 and 320.
For face plate use, attach the work piece to the chuck, start the lathe so that the item to be sanded rotates at a moderate speed as dictated by the size of the work. Select the lowest grit number and place the sanding disc on the 'Velcro' face sanding head. As sanding progresses, proceed by using finer grits in sequence.
To make the sanding pad rotate, simply place the disc in contact with the revolving work and slightly tilt the pad onto the surface of the wood as it spins. Slight compression of the foam head combined with variations of the contact angle will result in the desired sanding effect.
One main advantage of this Rotary Sander is that the velour discs do not wear out as quickly when compared to power sanding. Another advantage is that you won't leave scratches in the surface of the turned object because the surface is sanded by the generated speed of the lathe, not the controlled speed of the power tools. The speed of the sander head and work surface are matched.
Please note: The direction oft he rotating head can be changed simply by contacting the surface of the rotating work at a different angle. It can also be used as a hand-held non-rotating sanding pad.