FWW Poll: How You Smooth Wood
Sanding wins out over scraping or planing, according to the latest Knots poll
Sanding appears to be the favorite way to smooth wood prior to finishing, according to the results of the latest poll on Knots, the user forum on FineWoodworking.Com. More than 4 in 10 of the 981 people who voted said that they use a combination of hand and power sanding. Fewer than 1 in 10 said they usually use only handplanes, scrapers, or both.
The graph below gives the specifics.
The poll is an unscientific (but, we hope, thoroughly entertaining) part of FineWoodworking.Com. There’s a new poll posted on the home page.