Drum-sand curved edges quickly and accurately with this super-simple jig.
Q. Some sources recommend sanding wood only to 220 grit. Why not keep going with finer grits and make the surface even smoother?
Let's start with the basics.
In project articles, you often say “sand to 220 grit.” But how do I know which grits to use before 220?
When using a random-orbit sander, should I power it up and then place it on the workpiece, or switch it on after it’s on the surface to be sanded? I’ve seen people do it both ways.
I’m having trouble removing the adhesive from the metal platen of my benchtop disc sander. Mineral spirits just turn it slimy. Any suggestions for cleaning the leftover gunk from the platen?
To get to the bottom of the issue, we put nearly a dozen tools through extensive head-to-head testing in the WOOD® magazine shop.
Basic sanding processes and techniques with Jim Heavey.