Dec. 24, 1946. _ M, c‘ LAWRENCE v 2,413,147 HAND SANDER Filed Sept. 14, 1945 ' 4/0/14,” ' ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,4 ‘3 """lllllllll'l'li IA .6. 2M alazwvaizce INVENTOR. - IIIIIII [III/l III’, IIIIIIII‘I III BY , 2,413,147 Patented Dec. 24, 1946 ‘UNITED’ STATES PATENT/“Pic? 7 2,413,147} f ., HAND SANDER ‘ Malcolm C. Lawrence, Bremerton, Wash. Application September 14, 1945, Serial No. 616,326 2 Claims. (01. 51-187) 2 1 This invention relates to hand sanders, the primary object of the invention being to provide tended downwardly towards the bottom of the body portion 5. A substantially V-shaped slot indicated at 3 is formed within the body portion 5, and is dis posed in the upper surface of the body portion, the V-shaped slot 9 being disposed at an acute where it will be held in such a way as to present angle with respect to the upper surface of the a ?at sanding surface, during the sanding opera body portion, as shown by Fig. 1 of the drawing. tion. This slot 9 is designed to receive the wedge block An important object of the invention is to pro~ vide a hand sander having a cushioning surface 10 It which is tapered to ?t within the V-shaped slot. One end of the sanding strip is positioned against which the sanding strip rests during the in the V-shape-d slot, and the wedge block H] is sanding, thereby reducing wear on the sanding forced into the slot where it frictionally engages strip to the minimum, and at the same time pro the sanding strip, setting up a binding action be vide a sander which will adapt itself to irregulari tween the sanding strip and wedge block to ties in the sanded surface and prevent the sand securely hold the sanding strip taut. ing strip from digging into the sanded surface, Thus it will be seen that due to this construc should uneven pressurebe directed to the sander. tion, the sanding strip may be readily and easily With the foregoing and other objects in view a hand sander having means whereby the abra sive strip used therewith, may be readily and easily secured to the body portion of the device, removed and replaced when it becomes worn, and which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of con 20 that because of the length of the sanding strip, struction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the inven DO U! tion as claimed. Referring to the drawing Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a sander it may be readily reversed when the sanding strip begins to show wear. By reversing, is meant that the end of the sanding strip positioned in the slot 8 will be removed and positioned in the wedge shaped slot 9, while the end of the sanding strip normally positioned in the wedge-shaped slot 9, will be extended into the slot 8. With this change of positioning, the unused portion of the sanding strip will be presented for sanding purposes. constructed in accordance with the invention. The knob indicated at H is formed on the 30 Figure 2 is a plan view thereof. upper surface of the body portion, adjacent to one Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view through end thereof, and this knob provides an enlarge the sander. ment on which the operator’s hand may rest in Referring to the drawing in detail, the device directing pressure to the body portion, during the comprises a body portion 5 which may be of any a desired size, that is to say if the device is to be , sanding operation. In order that the body portion may be con operated with one hand, the length of the body veniently gripped, the upper edge of the wedge portion will be about siX inches, but if the device block I9 is slightly beveled and rounded, as at is to be used with both hands as a plane, it may l2 to better fit the palm of the hand of the per be desirable to construct the body portion of greater length. 40 son using the device. Grooves l3 are also formed in the longitudinal side surfaces of the body por As shown, the lower surface of the body portion tion, to receive the fingers of the hand gripping is slightly curved from the center thereof, to the ends of the body portion. Secured to this curved the body portion. ' From the foregoing it will be seen that due to surface, is a cushioning member 6 which may be constructed of rubber, felt or other suitable ma 45 the construction shown and described, I have pro vided a hand sander which will be exceptionally terial. This cushioning member provides a sup handy in sanding surfaces, and one wherein the porting surface for the sanding strip which is sanding strip may be readily and easily removed, indicated by the reference character 1, the sand without the use of clamping screws or the like. ing strip being of a length so that it completely 50 What is claimed is: covers the cushioning member 6. At one end of the body portion 5, is a slot into which one end of the sanding strip 1 is posi tioned, the slot being indicated by the reference 1. A hand sander comprising a body portion having a slot formed in one end thereof, said slot adapted to accommodate one end of a sanding strip, said body portion having a slot in the upper character 8, and is so disposed that the end of the sanding strip positioned therein will be ex 55 surface thereof in which the opposite end of the 3 2,413,147 4 sanding strip is positioned, the intermediate por tion of the sanding strip being stretched over the lower surface of the body portion, a wedge-shaped block adapted to be ?tted in the slot formed in the upper surface of the body portion in contact with the sanding strip, securing the sanding strip to the body portion, and said wedge-shaped block strip, said body portion having a slot in the upper surface thereof in which the opposite end of the sanding strip is positioned, the intermediate por tion of the sanding strip being stretched over the lower surface of the body portion, a wedge-shaped block adapted to be ?tted in the slot formed in the upper surface of the body portion in contact with the sanding'strip, securing the sanding strip having a rounded upper end spaced from the up per surface of the body portion, adapted to ?t the to the body portion, and said wedge-shaped block curvature of ,the hand gripping the body portion 10 having a rounded, beveled outer end spaced from during the sanding operation. the upper surface of the body portion, providing 2. A hand sander comprising a body portion a rest for the hand gripping the body portion dur having a slot formed in one end thereof, said slot ‘ adapted to accommodate one end of a sanding ing the sanding operation. ‘.1 MALCOLM C. LAWRENCE.