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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 10-03-2010 11:03 PM 8247 reads 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A lot of us take sanding wood for granted, yet it is the most basic skill we need to know about woodworking. I’ve often quipped that woodworking is 10% design, 10% construction, and 80% sanding.

But with all the grades of sandpaper available, it’s something that can easily confuse the beginning woodworker. In this video, I have tried to boil sandpaper down to its basics.



-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com



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Will Stokes

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#1 posted 10-03-2010 11:40 PM

I couldn’t stop laughing at all your tripod antics at the beginning of this video. :-)

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#2 posted 10-03-2010 11:57 PM

You need a camera man/woman…..You have no skill with the camera…

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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revieck

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#3 posted 10-04-2010 12:33 AM

Mark would be proud!... After I stopped giggling,I realized you are right! Sanding can make or break a finish.

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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#4 posted 10-04-2010 02:07 AM

I’m so glad I got to spend so much time looking at your arm :P

Thank you for the video, as always I found it entertaining and informative. Though, I must say, I’ve gotten used to your style of video taking, and hope the shakiness returns ;P

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#5 posted 10-04-2010 03:09 AM

Great video very imformative and I must say you have mastered the use of the tripod beatifully. Those legs were certainly in focus. Thanks again Alf.

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#6 posted 10-04-2010 03:30 AM

video sucked! maybe good info, but the video REALLY stunk.

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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Stevinmarin

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#7 posted 10-04-2010 03:40 AM

@Clay:

Dang. I really meed to work on my camera skills. Tune in next week: I hope to improve. Sadly, I may have to ditch the tripod.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#8 posted 10-04-2010 03:43 AM

I don’t know… humor is a good teacher.

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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#9 posted 10-04-2010 04:18 AM

Did you get written permission from the NFL to rebroadcast the game? What’s the score? LOL

The one thing that I see missing in sanding progression is how do you know when to go to the next grit? Obviously I’ve learned over the years but it might be something good to include on a future epi.

Love the videos! Keep them coming!

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#10 posted 10-04-2010 04:39 AM

I loved your work … on the Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Identity, and Bourne Ultimatum.

Thanks !

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 10-04-2010 04:42 AM

Also, if it’s of interest to you, there seem to be four types of sandpaper:

Not all are considered ideal for woodworking, but ….

Aluminum Oxide

Garnet

Silicon Carbide

Ceramic

-- -- Neil

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#12 posted 10-04-2010 06:17 AM

It was steady. A lot of fotage of your T-shirt’s abbs :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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nmkidd

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#13 posted 10-04-2010 06:28 AM

good info on sandpaper and different uses!!!...........camera skills…...questionable…...however…...great pics of your hip…..hands ….....and floor!!!!

i could loan you my monopod…....but alas ….it only has one leg!!!..........maybe ya could drill a hole in yer bench and use it like an umbrella on a picnic table!!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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tdv

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#14 posted 10-04-2010 09:28 AM

I had to watch this one twice to hear what on earth your were talking about I got totally lost in your impeccable camera workI couldn’t concentrate on the script :-) Thanks for lightening my day the world needs a few more like you
Best to you
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Eric_S

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#15 posted 10-04-2010 01:44 PM

Haha I like Neils comment. Personally I enjoyed your hand held videos more than this one, but I think if you set the tripod up to focus correctly on you it will be ok ;) I think the parts that make people ill with the hand helds are the fast spin arounds to show something. Maybe you can slow those pans down and it will be ok? Either way, keep at it, you’re onto something.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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