Make Your Own Swizzle Sanding Sticks
by Kylie Jones
These round miniature sanding sticks are an excellent addition to your jewelry tools. They are simple to make and are similar to round needle files in a range of sandpaper grits.
Instructions
This tool is great when you want to sand an area with precision. They are great for cleaning up edges ready for soldering and allow you to clean up only the areas where you want the solder to flow. They are also very easy to hold and give a firm backing to the sandpaper so you are more efficient when sanding.
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The only down side of these sanding sticks is they can be a bit fiddly to make. I mainly use craft glue and clamp them. For me, the easiest way to do this is glue one long edge down and let it dry, this gives you a fixed edge to pull against so the end result is tight and smooth. You can also use double sided tape but sometimes it can be hard to get the tape really smooth and keep it sticky enough to hold the sandpaper.
Kylie Jones's Make Your Own Swizzle Sanding Sticks - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Tools, make your own swizzle sanding sticks
Kylie Jones's Make Your Own Swizzle Sanding Sticks - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Tools, make your own swizzle sanding sticks
Kylie Jones's Make Your Own Swizzle Sanding Sticks - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Tools, make your own swizzle sanding sticks
Kylie Jones's Make Your Own Swizzle Sanding Sticks - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Tools, make your own swizzle sanding sticks
These sanding swizzle sticks can be made with offcuts and left over sandpaper. I also make a set with polishing papers. They are great for cleaning up any excess solder on jump rings and other items and make polishing small spaces a breeze.

Materials

E6000 Adhesive Glue 3.7 oz. - Pack of 1
G16-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.66
  • Gold Club Price: $5.74
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Tools

WET/DRY PAPER 9 X 11 ASST- 20PC- 2EA GRIT 180-3000
ABR-500.90
  • ABR-500.90
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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Wire Jewelry Cushion Clamp - Pack of 1
G10-1
  • G10-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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  • Category: Tools
  • Technique(s): Filing / Finishing, Tools