Once the main area has been done, make your way around the perimeter with the disk sander
, which will get into all the edges.
Q What grit do you use on your disk sander
when grinding down a recoil pad?
If the adhesive is bitumen-based, use a Surform planer and sand with a disk sander
The tape will also later help to protect the stock when I'm grinding down the new recoil pad with a disk sander.
I just take the stock over to my disk sander and touch the newly cut end of the buttstock to the sanding disk.
In order to contain dust and dirt, I make extensive use of my shop vac by attaching it directly to machines that generate dust, like my disk sander
or bandsaw when they are in use.