Sanding

Below are our most popular woodworking sanding videos. Learn how to sand wood propularly using both handsanders and powersanders. Learn fine detail sanding techniques while avoiding mistakes.

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  • How to Easily Sand Custom Moldings

    I have a great job. I frequently get to see cool new tools, and I love having the chance to tell you about them. Here’s an example. The Chatternator is a good example. If you’re making molding on a Woodmaster machine, the Chatternator is a problem solver that can save you A LOT of sanding

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  • Drum Sander Cleaning Tip

    An abrasive cleaning stick can go a long way toward keeping your sandpaper clean and unclogged. Why is that a big deal? Clogged sandpaper won’t sand effectively, and will probably burn your stock. This is especially true on surface sanders. However, what can you do when a simple cleaning isn’t enough? Is it possible to

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  • How to Clean Sanding Belts

    Want to get more life out of your sandpaper? If you’ve been wondering how to clean sanding belts, good news is, it’s easy. All you need is an abrasive cleaning stick. Especially important on drum sanders Of course we want to get more life out of every piece of sandpaper we use in the shop,

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  • Tips to Sanding Irregular Surfaces

    As much as everyone seems to dislike the sanding phase of a woodworking project, all sanding is not created equal. When we are sanding on flat surfaces such as a table top, at least we can use a belt sander, sheet sander or random orbital sander to power though the process. Sanding irregular surfaces such

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  • Using Epoxy for Wood Cracks

    Using Epoxy for Wood Cracks

    Working with wood as a medium is mostly a wonderful experience, but invariably you have to deal with some imperfections in the wood such as knots, cracks, dings, etc. Learning how to repair wood cracks and other imperfections can involve a bit of trial and error, and ultimately it is good to land on a

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  • Adhesive Backed Sandpaper

    Removing Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Backed Sandpaper

    Adhesive backed sandpaper is very convenient, right up to the point where you need to take it off so you can put on a new piece of paper. The good news is that adhesive backed sandpaper sticks pretty well while you’re using it. The bad news is that it continues to stick pretty well when

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  • How to Prevent Corning when Sanding Shellac | WWGOA

    Prevent Corning When Sanding Shellac

    Shellac is a great finish, and can be used for many different aspects of finishing. However, some woodworkers run into problems when sanding shellac, such as corning. Corning is when gobs of finish start to stick to your sandpaper. This isn’t good, and can quickly ruin a finish. Corning Causes What causes corning to happen?

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  • Sanding Fine Details

    Sanding Fine Details

    Sanding detailed, hard to get at, areas like those you might have on carvings or turnings can often times be difficult. Sometimes it’s about the right tool for the job, like this contour sander from Arbortech. Watch as George Vondriska uses the Arbortech sander for sanding the details of an eagle carving and the inside

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  • Premium Sanding Blocks Make Short Work of Surface Prep

    This article explores two products that improve both the quality and performance of hand sanding: The Preppin’ Weapon by Time Saver Tools and the SandDevil by SandDevil USA. Do they take the drudgery out of hand sanding?

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  • Versatility of a Surface Sander

    Versatility of a Surface Sander

    With all the woodworking tools on the market today, a surface sander may be towards the bottom of your “must own” list. However, after adding a surface sander to his shop, George Vondriska explains how it has quickly become one of his favorite woodworking tools. George takes you through how a surface sander can save

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3 Responses to “Sanding”
  1. ANTHONY

    All the sanding videos are great but lacks one topic that I’ve never been able to find. How do you know when you’ve sanded enough? Occasionally, I have sanded using the techniques in the videos but find when I apply the finish fine scratches left behind that are enhanced by the stain or finish.

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      Dear Anthony,

      Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-

      You can wipe down with mineral spirits, and hold a light down at a low angle to the work piece. This should give you good visibility. If you want to further verify, you can spot test with a bit of stain. If the scratches are still visible, continue sanding.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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