Cookbook Shelf Units #7: Sanding Lots and Lots of Small Parts: My Solution

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Blog entry by Greg Guarino posted 06-28-2014 07:22 PM 883 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Per some advice I got at Rec.Woodworking, I decided to use three sanders – one for each grit – to sand the many small parts of my current project. There are 64 parts that make up the basic frames, all made of either 1×2 or 1×3 stock.

Per my own stubbornness, I ignored several suggestions for how to immobilize groups of pieces for sanding and went with my own idea; a four-sided “corral” made of thinner stock than the pieces to be sanded.

It’s working pretty well so far, especially after I made a small tweak on the second run.


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