October 7, 2016
Fine Homebuilding Ambassador Kiefer Limeback, aka Toolaholic, takes a look at an interesting sander offer.
November 7, 2013
One thing that comes with me to every job site is a simple block made for hand-sanding. I take a 2x4 and rip it to just less than 3 in.…
July 14, 2011
Hook-and-loop sanding disks are disposable items, but we separate the performers from the throwaways.
July 16, 2007
You can go to the hardware store and buy a sanding block, but better yet, you can make your own with materials you already have
November 1, 2000
With Christmas approaching fast, I dreaded the final step of the seven Craftsman-style end tables I was building for family members: sanding and dyeing the 200-odd tiny exposed mahogany pegs…
September 1, 1997
The drawing shows a trick that I teach my students for making perfect coped joints. We use water-based contact cement to glue a sheet of 220-grit sandpaper to a piece…
September 1, 1994
You don't need a belt sander to take advantage of a sanding belt. As shown in the drawing, I assemble a couple of 2x offcuts to create a sanding block…
July 1, 1994
Every now and then I need a sanding block for slightly curved surfaces. So I made my own palm sanders out of self-stick vinyl floor tiles. The tiles are typically…
January 1, 1989
You can buy sanding blocks at the hardware store, but I've always made my own. All it requires is a small scrap of hardwood and a couple of passes with…
July 1, 1985
When sanding a rounded form, such as a handrail, finger sanding gives you the best feel for the shape of the work. For a better grip on your sandpaper, use…
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