|Project by vonhagen||posted 02-05-2012 02:03 PM||2500 views||10 times favorited||13 comments|
if you dont have a widebelt or drum sander and want to make your wood perfectly flat try using a rectangular sander . the problem with round sanders is you can tilt and dive at angles into the wood but with a 9×11 piece of mdf on a buffer conected with velcro when it spins it wont let you tilt therefore it sands flat and works great for large surfaces such as my floor at home and with 120 0r 100 grit sandpaper contact cemented onto the mdf you can change the paper by delaminating it with laquer thinner and it removes stock very fast and then i orbit with 150 to take out the swirl marks. i have used it on large tables and it works great, the only down side is dust. but give it a try and you will be impressed on how well it works.
-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.