Tips For Sanding Basics
Combine power and hand-sanding for good results with no wasted time
Synopsis: Proper sanding is a crucial part of woodworking, whether the goal is to remove marks left by the planer and jointer, eliminate tiny imperfections after handplaning, or get rid of glue squeeze-out. For best results, David Sorg recommends starting with a power sander such as a random-orbit sander, palm sander, or detail sander, then moving on to hand-sanding. The author gives tips on choosing the right grit for the job, sanding in the proper sequence, sanding details and molding, and final sanding for a flawless finish.
The course of true love never did run smooth, according to Shakespeare, and smoothing wood true rarely causes love to course, it would seem. Boredom and fear are more common feelings among woodworkers when sanding their projects. But proper sanding is a crucial part of woodworking, so please read on for some tips and techniques that will turn your boredom…