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Offline eschumac

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Hook material for DIY contour blocks?
« on: June 01, 2022, 09:26 AM »
I searched and came up empty. Does anyone have any references or recommendations for loop material close to the Hook Festool uses for things like sanding pads? I'd like to make some contour pads that have loop on them. I would have thought this was a common thing, but my google-fu came up empty.

Anyone?
« Last Edit: June 01, 2022, 11:53 AM by eschumac »

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Offline tsmi243

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Re: Hook material for DIY contour blocks?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2022, 06:41 PM »
Velcro?  It's all over Amazon. 

Online Cheese

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Re: Hook material for DIY contour blocks?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2022, 06:55 PM »
I’ve seen sheets and rolls of the stuff at Home Depot.

Offline eschumac

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Re: Hook material for DIY contour blocks?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2022, 10:06 PM »
Sure. It's hook, but it's not typical velcro. It's smaller/shorter.

Offline usernumber1

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Re: Hook material for DIY contour blocks?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2022, 03:27 AM »
maybe one of the 3M products
"Extreme Conditions" or "Low Profile" ?

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/bonding-and-assembly-us/products/reclosable-fasteners/hook-and-loop/


Offline twistsol1

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Re: Hook material for DIY contour blocks?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2022, 07:30 AM »
I bought 6" round hook and loop conversions at my local Ace hardware and trimmed to fit. If you are making wooden sanding blocks, they stick much better if you put a finish on the block where you want the pad to stick.

Here's a link with a number of different sizes that came up with a search of "Hook and Loop Conversion"

https://www.vermontabrasives.com/H-L-to-Hook-Conversions-to-replace-Hook-Face-for-H-L-Discs/
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Offline eschumac

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Re: Hook material for DIY contour blocks?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2022, 12:31 PM »
I bought 6" round hook and loop conversions at my local Ace hardware and trimmed to fit. If you are making wooden sanding blocks, they stick much better if you put a finish on the block where you want the pad to stick.

Here's a link with a number of different sizes that came up with a search of "Hook and Loop Conversion"

https://www.vermontabrasives.com/H-L-to-Hook-Conversions-to-replace-Hook-Face-for-H-L-Discs/

@twistsol1 for the win!

I found the 3m product that people use, but it's special order. I then looked at the Mirka pad savers as a solution, but this is perfect. Thank you.