Everything you need to know about Sanding!
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mention of the word “sanding” makes most woodworkers cringe
at one time or another, as they envision hours of intense
labor, preparing their projects for the finish.
though sanding may not be a barrel-full of fun,
any woodworker who's been at it for long knows full well that
a good job of sanding will make the difference between a professional-looking
project and one that you'd rather hide in a dark corner where
no one will see it.
sanding and sandpaper originated long
ago, when ordinary sand or dust from bricks and stone where
used to smooth and polish wood surfaces prior to finishing.
In those days...long before the advent of modern abrasive
materials and powered sanding machines...this was tedious
powered sanding machines have eliminated most of that work
and the most difficult part of the job is often deciding which
type and grade of abrasives to use and which of the powered
machines is best suited for the job at hand. Once you know
the answers to these questions, you'll discover that twenty-first
century sanding isn't as difficult as you may have imagined.
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