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Blog entry by kosta posted 08-13-2009 05:06 PM 886 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yo whats up everybody so I was just wondering if you could change 1 thing about sanding what would you change

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/



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John Gray

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#1 posted 08-13-2009 05:28 PM

Not having to do it. ;-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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patron

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#2 posted 08-13-2009 05:40 PM

the work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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papadan

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#3 posted 08-13-2009 06:00 PM

Who does it!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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JJackson

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#4 posted 08-13-2009 06:02 PM

Sharp hand plane and you don’t have to sand! :)

-- Jeff, Indiana

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kosta

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#5 posted 08-13-2009 06:15 PM

ok thanks

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 08-13-2009 06:29 PM

I will eventually buy a largeish drum sander so that I can stick the wood in one end and they come out sanded Alistair ps it will also be handy when I needs me barth on Christmas eve every year.LOL

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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RBWoodworker

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#7 posted 08-13-2009 06:47 PM

I have often been told that you could create the most beautiful piece ever made..but if you skimped on the sanding and the finishing..the piece will be a failure.. Not sure just how true that is..but its always in my mind when I work on the sanding portion of my pieces.. I’ve always followed my mentors footsteps when It comes to sanding and that was 80 grit..100 grit..150 grit..220 grit..320 grit..400 grit.. Steelwool..then finally burninsh with a cotton rag till it shines..then finally put on the finish.. Many feel this is overkill but its how I have always done it and have been afraid of how my piece would look if I cut corners and didn’t go that far.. But I will testify that I absolutely love how it looks when im done.. So in response in the question..what would I change?..probably nothing out of fear that I or the customer wouldn’t like how it looked if I did cut corners..and yes..it takes a horrendous amount of time to do it this way..lol

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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kosta

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#8 posted 08-13-2009 06:49 PM

yea thats the 2 things that you cant skip

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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dbhost

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#9 posted 08-13-2009 07:12 PM

The amount of time available to do it. Sanding time is generally when and where I spend my quality time away from distractions for longer periods. I get left alone when any power tools are running, and power sanders run for long periods between breaks… Sort of like meditation time, or as some friends call it, “get right time” but it sure seems like I don’t have enough time to do sanding right…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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teenagewoodworker

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#10 posted 08-13-2009 08:45 PM

life and cost of sandpaper. sanding has to be done i just wish i wasnt shelling out 10 bucks to sand each project. at the end of the year i probably spend over 100 dollars on sandpaper or more

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Don Newton

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#11 posted 08-13-2009 09:52 PM

I am contemplating throwing away all of my sanders and just doing it by hand. I’m tired of the swirls left by the random orbit sander and the quality of my joints doesn’t require a belt samder to level them out…at least not anymore. Scraping and hand sanding, with QUALITY paper, is the way to go.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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reggiek

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#12 posted 08-13-2009 09:58 PM

The duuuusssst….even with the best DC ….masks and respirators….I still find I sneeze alot after a large sanding project…..not to mention all the dust in your hair…clothes and on all your tools….its a nuisance..

After that comes the fun of reaching tight areas….even with all the little micro tools and such…you still end up with places near impossible to reach…..like the inside of hollow vessels….arrggg…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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RBWoodworker

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#13 posted 08-13-2009 10:14 PM

LOL teenage.. I know how you feel, but that’s like gas for the car.. you always gotta have it if you want to drive the darn thing.. when Sam Maloof was alive..I went to visit him and saw rows and rows stacked high, of all the different grits a sandpaper..in cases!! it’s all part of the deal..but yes..it’s expensive I know.. I have found the Norton 3x papers to really last a very long time and is really good so you use less and get more out of it, but you do pay for it that’s for sure..
Don.. I have a sander by Dynabrade called the jitterbug..it’s a square air finish sander that all but eliminates swirls and scratches.. I like to use it right before I start hand sanding and it seems to help alot..I notice that random orbital sanders have several “Scratch patterns” that varies in sizes.. my dewalt has a 3/16” scratch pattern for heavy removal but my Dynabrade orbital has a 3/32 and the jitterbug has one that I can’t even tell because it’s so small..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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Kent Shepherd

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#14 posted 08-14-2009 12:00 AM

I would hire a kid like you to do it for me. Interested?????

Just kidding (or am I)

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Kent Shepherd

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#15 posted 08-14-2009 05:37 AM

Now for real! The dust is the worst thing for me. I need to get an air filter to help with that.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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