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Sanding Small Mouldings

Sanding Small Mouldings

09 06 2017

Sanding small moldings is always a challenge. Smoothing the wood without disturbing the detail can be tough. One method I have used in the past is an old idea that still works, the deck of cards.Sandi … read more

Quality Shows (especially with stain)

08 15 2017

Not all grit sizes are created equal, and as with most things, you get what you pay for with sandpaper. The grit number indicates the size of the particles used to abrade the surface, but the more co … read more
American vs English Woodworking Dictionary

American vs English Woodworking Dictionary

07 12 2017

We had mentioned on Facebook and Twitter that the English still refer to sandpaper as glasspaper, since the first commercially viable sandpaper made used ground glass as the abrasive.Sanding to Remove … read more
Sandpaper, Abrasives, and Sander History

Sandpaper, Abrasives, and Sander History

06 20 2017

Sandpaper and Abrasive SheetsWhile "sandpaper" is the generic term for abrasive sheets, it obviously does not describe all the various types of sanding supplies available! Sanding sheets may be paper, … read more
Easy Hole Sanding

Easy Hole Sanding

06 23 2016

Over the years of this blog, we have shared a number of shop-built sanding devices including sanders for the lathe, and various rotary sanders for drills such as our flap sander that uses sandpaper ro … read more