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Sanding can be time-consuming, tedious and one of the dustiest, messiest, most boring tasks in woodworking. But it’s also something that you’ll have to do in …



  1. Saw dust is not only bad because it is easy to inhale but watch out for dust explosions if you have a lot of it in the air and anything that could ignite it. Also if you live in a place where burning is allowed be careful dumping that dust on the fire because it can flare up and burn you. I forgot that one time when I dumped dust on a fire and got a couple second degree burns that healed to the point you would never guess that it happened. I also singed my eyebrows and shaved them off to get rid of the burned ends. They come right back really. I was prescribed some cream containing silver to prevent infections. Now as I said, I am OK now. If you met me you would never be able to tell it happened, that silver cream is something else because it also speeds up the healing.

  2. As I have gotten into woodworking I have had to learn to use less fine grit sandpaper as there is no need for a very high fine grit the majority of the time, coming from the automotive industry and painting cars it was a must to sand at least as fine as 320 to get good results however you were never sanding between coats ever you would do one final sand and then you would apply your 2-4 coats of paint with no sanding in-between.

  3. I hate sanding, but loved your video Steve. I'm still new to woodworking, but trying to learn wherever I can. Time to stock up on 80, 120, and 220 grit sandpaper. I had my eye on a Makita random orbit sander for a while. All my other power tools are 18v LTX Makitas, and have been happy with them for the last few years. Why change brands when they all work as needed! Thanks for sharing. Knowledge is power.