Beginner Sanding Mistakes | How to Sand

Beginner Sanding Mistakes | How to Sand

Sanding… the most boring but easiest part of woodworking? Well, kinda. It’s not HARD, but there’s definitely some skill to sand correctly – and if you mess it up you’ll definitely see it later! Fortunately, there’s not much to keep in mind and this video will get you sanding like a pro in no time if you want to learn how to sand right!

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  1. peakhour on October 8, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    "look at me, I’m erect!" 😂

  2. Lou Ann Bruce on October 8, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    I’m a beginner, so I have a lot to learn and no one to show me. Thanks for the help. I need a lot more.

  3. Jacquie G on October 8, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    This is the most useful video I have watched.

  4. Primate Productions on October 8, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    Lol…my daughter keeps rewinding the video just so she can hear you say, "check, check, check, checkity, check, check" over and over and over again! Y’all both getting on my nerves now!! Lol😊

  5. Mikey Armani on October 8, 2023 at 8:56 pm

    WOW, I’ve only worked on a sanding project once before and didn’t like my results. I came across a BEAUTIFUL wood kitchen that needs a restore. I decided to watch some videos beforehand this time. The way you said, NOT to sand😂😂 …. I was doing all of those techniques my first time. I was as my grandma would call it, putting “Elbow grease” into my sanding. Thank you for the wonderful information and thank you for saving my table!

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  7. Adam on October 8, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    Hey! Love this video and thanks, learned so much as a complete beginner. We just got an oak dining room table, extendable and the middle extension piece hasn’t been used. I’ve done 1 sand coat on it. Would the aim be, keep sanding it all down so it looks the same, then go up a grit?

    When you’ve finished on say 220 grit, do you then apply a finish? I saw a danish oil and beeswax.

    Any tips if that’s the correct route for this first project would be super! 🙂

  8. Brent Fowler on October 8, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    Man, Caleb I wish you could, come talk to the people I work for!! Lol.
    I work in a cabinet shop, 85 – 90% of everything we do, is by hand! So they use pneumatic sanders without dust collection, which is crazy. I mean since we just set up a Gorilla Pro dust extractor.. Anyhow, they just want me to stand super fast. And only use 120 if the face frames are getting stained, and 150 if they are getting painted! Sanding is something I have liked somewhat, almost enjoyed. But now has become so stressful! Just from being rushed all the time! So I’ve got to forget everything I’ve learned over the past 6+ years.
    Also I understand that It’s all fairly new to me. Working in a production woodshop environment, that is. It’s just hard, because I’m a perfectionist. For me, everything has to be perfect! And I think that someone that way can pick up speed as they learn and all that. But someone who, half-ashs everything is harder to fix! But anyhow I digress! Great video. Take care man.

  9. Sebastien Chaumont on October 8, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    Couldn’t look at anything else than you middle handplane in your plane till 😅
    Thanks for the great video! 🙂

  10. IR on October 8, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    1:44 😂😂 oh how I wish I watched this a week ago ! I thought I was doing so well sanding my cedar garage door – except turns out I’m now scared to move to the next stage. I ground the cr@p out of some damaged bits thinking I would just sand it down – now I have a couple of scorch marks staring at me – I just know they are going to be screaming and waving once I stain or put some kind of treatment on…starting to suspect I am a sanding lunatic !🤦‍♀

  11. Eric Jones on October 8, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    I’m erect…you can feel me?

  12. nitestrike1000 on October 8, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    I must be deranged because I enjoy sanding 🤣

  13. Mark Thompson on October 8, 2023 at 9:03 pm


  14. jschne1940 on October 8, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    ANswered many of my questions. Thank you. Well done with humour. I like that.

  15. Tharemy Hopkins on October 8, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    15:35 "Check me out, I’m erect" jump cutting to "and you can feel me" got me to laugh-choke on my drink 🙂 Oh, and naturally – great tips!

  16. Adem Kollari on October 8, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    Very helpful video, thanks a lot!

  17. jchris251 on October 8, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    Did this man just tell me to moisten wood, to cause an erection!😂

  18. Renee O'Hare on October 8, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you this was very helpful to a newb like myself

  19. Building stuff on October 8, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    I don’t understand how to tell if the 80 grit scratches are all gone before moving on to 120 and seeing if they are all gone before moving up. I mean if all the scratches are gone we’re done. Or if the 80 grit scratches are sanded enough then they become 120 grit scratches so why sand them with 120 when the new 120 scratches are going to go away with 180? Huh?

  20. Brett's Basement Woodshop on October 8, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    Maybe you could cover how to avoid curving the corners or edges of a workpiece with an orbital sander.

  21. Kemper Boyd on October 8, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    I’m preparing a solid oak bed frame that has a honey looking finish. I’m hoping to get a high gloss finish from applying a walnut dye. I don’t know how to continue once I feel like the wood is ready for the first application of dye. I intend to put a final coat of polyurethane, or lacquer, but I’m confused about applying a sealer to the wood. What, why, and when do I need to do this. I would greatly appreciate any advice on the subject.

    Great channel and content. New viewer from the UK.

  22. Robin Mangini on October 8, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    Fantastic video!! Game change for me!!! I wish I watched this BEFORE I started my sanding…lol.

  23. Isaac on October 8, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    Loving this series, as someone who’s thinking about turning this hobby into a part-time trade

  24. Dawn Phillips on October 8, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    Oh you are lovely

  25. Glenn Spurrell on October 8, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    Great video. As a new person to the sanding world how about preparing veneers? Should I start with a 150?180?220?

  26. Joshua Godinez on October 8, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    As a woodworking noob (refinishing my table) this is very helpful advice. Thank you!

  27. Rex Roganblat on October 8, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    Unfortunately you didn’t talk about sanding the edges of the dimension lumber you were working with. That’s where I usually make mistakes. I find it difficult to keep the edge flat as I’m sanding with a random orbital sander.

  28. Igor Ippolitov on October 8, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    The editing in the video is really nice. (The content is also worth it 😉

  29. Marius Hegli on October 8, 2023 at 9:20 pm

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  30. J A on October 8, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I laughed a lot 😀 Looking forward to more of your videos ✌️

  31. 9 - 1 - Juan on October 8, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    Just got my hands on my first orbital sander so found your video just at the right time! My summer project is to refinish our redwood deck using penetrating type of wood finish. Planning to smooth out the weathered top railings with the sander (will use 80, 120, 180), as part of prep I was planning to power wash the entire deck floor and spindles – what is the right sequence? sand then powerwash or vice versa? (I dont intend to direclty power wash the top railings after I’ve sanded but the "check me out, I’m erect" part of your video got me concerned)

  32. Frank Tran on October 8, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    If it’s a lot of sanding, could you just use a bench scraper instead to reduce the amount of sanding you need to do?

  33. Betty Rehusch on October 8, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    You’re so easy to listen to! Thanks! I’ve learned from you!

  34. Jonathan on October 8, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    Great tips and as usual great editing and humor!

  35. King Katura on October 8, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    1:27 Since they sponsor you, why dont you sponsor me & send me your sander & sand paper so i gots a decent one? What’s u say 2 that 1? 4:17 Thats why i use one paper to take care of the gunky stuff & then another one to do the actual touch ups & sanding.

  36. Erica Cartman on October 8, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    LOL @2:37 I got my music track ready to sand today at a relaxing speed while nostalgically glancing in the distance periodically 🤔🤣

  37. Joseph Romero on October 8, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    What do u consider a premium sander? There’s 3 I can think of including the newer 3M and Festool and other one I can’t think of name lol but u mean one of those in the $500 plus range?

  38. Jacquie G on October 8, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    Oh my god. The starting bad technique was ALL ME!!! Thank you.

  39. Becky Tobey on October 8, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    Love your humor

  40. Ivan Malic on October 8, 2023 at 9:40 pm

    "Hey check me out! I’m erect, and you can feel me!" That was funny as hell. 😂 Perhaps there lies the controversy. And that part with the deranged psychopath at the beginning… My kind of humor. And great advices, ofcourse. Going to see next one straight away…

  41. Zim Bobway on October 8, 2023 at 9:40 pm

    Jesus Christ is this a comedy channel or a video about sanding? I’m 2 minutes in and the e video just started

  42. Bruno Tartaro on October 8, 2023 at 9:40 pm

    Sometimes, I think the algorithm reads our minds… today I made all mistakes presented in the vjdeo! So thanks for this sanding 101 class.. lol

  43. Mark Cables on October 8, 2023 at 9:44 pm

    Good straight forward sanding tips

  44. Derrick Martinez on October 8, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    What about veneer panels

  45. Glenda Baker on October 8, 2023 at 9:49 pm

    Very informative.
    Thank you

  46. Juan Dominguez on October 8, 2023 at 9:49 pm

    Hello ! I saw you using surf prep , haven’t not seen no video out there explaining when or why to use yellow vs blue/green surf prep sand paper

  47. Steve August on October 8, 2023 at 9:49 pm

    80, 150, 220 FTW!

  48. Andy Jame on October 8, 2023 at 9:49 pm

    Exactly what I needed!

  49. David M on October 8, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks this was a great video. I needed the information.

  50. Callee Harris on October 8, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    The music really sets the tone for all your dad jokes 🤣😂