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Slide thin strips through the sander on a nonslip carrier

To make thin hardwood strips for edging and Shaker-style boxes, I bandsawed stock to rough thickness and then tried to sand the pieces to final thickness—about 18 "—on my drum sander. As the strips approached 316 ", however, they would sometimes break. I solved the problem by gluing 120-grit sandpaper to a 14 x6x36" piece of hardboard. Now the thin wood rides through the sander perfectly on the carrier board, and I can sand strips uniformly to 18 " or thinner regardless of grain. —Thomas L. Peters, Midland, Mich.
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