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#1 posted 08-31-2011 07:40 PM

I mostly make boxes. I regularly use my little Performax (Jet) 10 inch sander for the following:
1) finish sizing resawn box sides and lids
2) evening out glued up box side panels. Where I glue solids to Baltic birch ply to cover exposed areas, like the bottom, I usually make the solid pieces a bit larger, then sand to match the ply.
3) dimensioning a banding core. For example, when i make a figured satinwood core with an outside line of black/white/black veneer and want it to fit in a groove made by a 3/8”router bit.
4. dimensioning tray sides to 3/16”, which I normally cut from 2” x 2” turning squares.
I could not make the boxes I make without this little sander.

There are, of course, many other uses, but these are my most common.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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