VIDEO: How to Maintain Your Benchtop Sander Abrasives
Chris Marshall presents his four best tips for utilizing your benchtop sanders’ abrasives.
Multi-roll Sandpaper Kit
Steel dispenser and five rolls of cloth-backed multi-grit sandpaper will help make pen and spindle sanding easier on the lathe.
Best Way to Strip Off Old Burlap?
I’ve tried many solvents to remove burlap from an old trunk. Scraping works better than anything else, but is there a more efficient way to remove it?
Festool Hand Sanding Abrasives
Festool now offers a complete line of premium Hand Sanding products in sheets, blocks, sponges, rolls and pads for a broad range of applications.
What to do About Table Saw’s Protective Coating?
My Craftsman Evolv Table Saw has a protective coating that prevents smooth feeding of workpieces and the miter gauge. How can I fix the problem?
Does Changing Speeds on a R.O. Sander Make a Difference?
I can’t see a difference in surface smoothness when I change sander speeds. Do we really need this feature?
Share the Experience
For the most part, woodworking has been a solitary activity for me. By going it “solo” so much of the time, I haven’t really shared the successes and breakthroughs that also happen as we gain experience.
Bigger Isn’t Always Better
How much do you like benchtop power tools? Our field editor shares some thoughts about three of his favorites.
Kamba Carving from the Heart of Kenya
Chris Marshall experiences carving “Kenyan” style on a recent trip to Africa.
Ali Industries: From Lunar Orbit to Random-orbit
Up until recently, I’ve never really given much thought to sandpaper…where it comes from, how it’s made or what tidbits of interesting history might be behind it. Sandpaper has always been one of those “means-to-an-end” products for me. And, well, it’s associated with sanding. I try not to spend more time than I really need to thinking about sanding…
But, the nitty gritty details about grits became a lot more interesting earlier this spring when I had the opportunity to tour Ali Industries, a sandpaper manufacturing plant just a couple hours west of my home.