So, you think you know how to sand, eh?

So, you think you know how to sand, eh?

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  1. Andrea Rose on December 10, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Looking for how to sand corners, like on beveled window sills.

  2. Paul Lau on December 10, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Thanks for the video. I’m currently looking to restore a black coffee table, only stripping down the worn patches, then recoating with a satin stain. I do not wish to strip the stain off the entire tabletop, but rather, try to blend the restored worn patches into the surrounding good areas. I appreciate whatever advice you can offer.

  3. Mark Kielman on December 10, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Thanks so much for your videos! I have learned so much from you!!! I appreciate the fact that you aren’t showing everyday beginner woodworkers how to do it with your Festool sander. Not hating on Festool but they are out of reach for most people and it just irritates me when people try create relatable videos with stuff I will probably never even hold in my hand. Your videos are practical and when you say I should spend the extra money I know I should.

  4. Toby Henry on December 10, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Good gravy you make things so much easier. Thank you and please continue to post your amazing videos buddy.

  5. lothar on December 10, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Overall I liked this video, but… What would you advise for those who need to sand varnished wainscots. I cannot use pencil on the wood because of the varnish and an 80 sander doesn’t even scratch the surface for starting (or it would take an eternity to do so). I had to do it with 40, 80 and as a last step I used 120. Do you have any constructive opinion how to do it more efficiently? :/

  6. alex leo on December 10, 2022 at 12:33 am

    i make vaporizerpies and other paraphnelia and sand my surface up to 7000 grid lol finish only with depending on the situation with the best and when possible, local lineseed&walnutoil, bees and carnaubawax at the end and i ship my stuff with homemade woodbalm filled in a half walnutshell wrapped in paper ..
    mostly using local and exotic hard woods from all over the world 🙂
    thanks a lot, nice to refresh my knowledge and learn the one or other new thing hehe
    i just discovered your channel, of course subscribed and watched already a few videos…cheers and greetings from austria!

  7. Erik J on December 10, 2022 at 12:38 am

    I love sanding. Both with tools and by hand. It can be hard but with good music around I am fine.

  8. Darrin K on December 10, 2022 at 12:39 am

    do you sand materials before or after assembly?

  9. NIGHTMARE ACCOMPLICE on December 10, 2022 at 12:45 am

    I like sanding!

  10. Eduardo Montero on December 10, 2022 at 12:46 am

    Hi! Great video. Thank you! Do you know what sanding grit would need to be applied for an acrylic finish? Also I have a raw veneer desk that I just ordered. what grit should I start with? Thanks so much!

  11. LiveLaughLove on December 10, 2022 at 12:47 am

    How are pigtails created? My husband sanded a table with 80 and then 220 orbital sander. The table now has random swirls with pigtail marks and he says there is no way a machine could have done that. Could you help explain this? Please.

  12. Robert Langley on December 10, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Excellent info, thank you sir.

  13. Khaldoun Sallom on December 10, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Really thank you for the useful information! I will be doing my first ever sanding process for my first ever piece of furniture built by me and I needed some solid advice to get started! Much appreciated

  14. Malgozata on December 10, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Hi, this is exactly what I was looking for. Different people say different things and i get confused, but your professional explanation is exactly what will help me.
    And, yes, if you have not made it, please talk about common mistakes and how to correct this. Thank you.

  15. Vagabond Wastrel on December 10, 2022 at 12:52 am

    you can also run a 30$ fan for the sanding if you are just starting.

  16. Fuch Goog on December 10, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Explaining the depth of scratches and the different grits needed to abrade to a level surface is great. Super functional knowledge. Thanks as always buddy. Appreciate your content.

  17. Alex Schneider on December 10, 2022 at 12:55 am

    „Sanding sucks … nobody likes to do it“ – instant sub 😂

  18. Richard Clowes on December 10, 2022 at 12:55 am

    And I thought I knew how to sand ! How naïve I have been. At the age of 62 I’m learning all over again ! Driving the wife mad because I’m now saying things like: "Stumpy says . . " or when she thinks she knows best: "Not according to Stumpy". That one really gets up her nostrils. . . . . just light hearted humour, while learning some ‘game changing’ stuff. Thanks for all your excellently presented tutorials.

  19. Kenneth Davis on December 10, 2022 at 12:55 am

    If you sand to 180 , can you go back down to 120 ? I need to go back down for a Rubio mono finish

  20. Floppy Breasteses on December 10, 2022 at 12:57 am

    I once worked in a commercial cabinetry shop. Their building practices drove me insane, as well as a host of other intolerable staffing and personnel issues best left for another forum. One thing they did well (mostly) was finishing. I hate to admit it but I did learn a lot about how stain takes to wood based on how it is sanded. Different grits for different grain, especially on closed grains like maple. If you don’t want to suffer the idiocy of a commercial cabinetry shop pay close attention to this video. I narrowly avoided punching a floor supervisor out of sheer frustration by resorting to nuclear level sarcasm. Just watch this video, learn from it, and add a year or so to your life expectancy through stress reduction.

  21. Joe Hefner on December 10, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Hello sir! Thank you for your time, tips, and video’s! They are excellent! After watching just 2 of your video’s… You earned not only my subscription, but my gratitude/appreciation as well! Again, thank you sir! And have a wonderful day!

  22. Joseph Knox on December 10, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Very good.

  23. Log Dog on December 10, 2022 at 12:58 am

    8:12 sand between coats of finish with "320 – 600"

  24. Fusion Music - Steve Wright on December 10, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Great advice and nicely presented as always. Hand sanding is better for the body – our physical health. I now hand "white finger", due to hand-arm-vibration from electrical tools. It’s pretty painful, especially in colder months – but I get it even in summer. So, I am conscious of using as many old school methods when possible.

  25. denise boyce on December 10, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Just so you know, you’ve rocked my world. I’m an old lady DYIer that bought a 90 year old house which I’m slowly restoring. I have about 220 sf of T&G with about 12 coats of horribly applied paint to sand off including the ceiling. I spent about a day wasting my time trying to sand and only accomplished about 9 sf. I was so disheartened I was thinking about giving some guy 1500 bux to do it.
    Then I found your video on how to Properly sand….wowza. After watching and using your tips I’m flying through this job. I love the pencil idea and the slow even passes because it keeps me in the zone and I can see my progress which makes it seem less harrowing. lol Today I did all the walls up to my last grit of 220 which I’ll be able to finish tomorrow. So THANKS a MILLION!!! If ya got some tips on sanding a ceiling without breaking your neck let me know!!!

  26. Michael Easler on December 10, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Excellent content and delivery; I learned a lot! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Mike Young on December 10, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Thank you so much for explaining sanding plywood you save me a lot of headaches thank you

  28. spearageddon on December 10, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Wow! Just an average DIY gal and just learned how much I didn’t know about sanding. Thank you sir. 😊👍

  29. Matthew Murafa on December 10, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Always learning something new watching your videos 👍

  30. Barbara Smith on December 10, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Never knew none of this glad you made this vid

  31. Allan Jones on December 10, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Professionally presented, to the point, excellent advice. Thank you!

  32. Maria Abreu on December 10, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Great explanation!

  33. Sarah Henderson on December 10, 2022 at 1:10 am

    I’m refinishing a pine table and got here with the question "how do I know when to stop sanding?" I’m not a regular woodworker, but gosh your video makes me want to be!

  34. Nathan Docken on December 10, 2022 at 1:12 am

    What is the female plug-end for zip tied to the hose @ 5:41?

  35. Chisel Cheswick on December 10, 2022 at 1:13 am

    What ever the subject its always a pleasure to listen to an expert and their advice. Thanks for this.

  36. FreeSoftware on December 10, 2022 at 1:13 am

    00:03 *I do* ..

  37. Patrick O'Neal on December 10, 2022 at 1:13 am

    This is the best and most helpful sandpaper video I’ve ever seen. That pencil trick is a great tip that is going to help me a lot. Thank you.

  38. Log Dog on December 10, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Bless this man 🙏🏼

  39. Rick and Sharon Chatwell on December 10, 2022 at 1:14 am

    I have now watched several of your videos, and your methodical descriptions of techniques, tool use, and awareness typical pitfalls has been invaluable to this new wood worker. Thanks for the great advice!

  40. Jason Wallin on December 10, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Thank you. Made some of these mistakes today :). I appreciate the info

  41. Mrki on December 10, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Stumpy you are the best narator on whole YT, maybe you will be first YT channel that I will mark with bell icon.

  42. Doris Jimison on December 10, 2022 at 1:19 am

    what craig g said!

  43. AT on December 10, 2022 at 1:22 am

    So I use an oscillating sander and get curls and scrapes. Is the orbital going to be a game changer? I hand sand 60% of the time anyway, so not sure if it is worth getting an orbital.

  44. Buster The WonderDog on December 10, 2022 at 1:23 am

    As a complete novice, this was incredibly helpful and informative. Love the pencil idea – definitely trying this! Thanks so much 😊

  45. Lee Stringer on December 10, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Great tip with the pencil marks. Thanks.

  46. Wil Suarez on December 10, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Really great content, thank you.

  47. Carpet Sales on December 10, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Great videos! Thanks for helping this beginner. But Redwings? Really? Go Hawks

  48. Anne Zimmerman on December 10, 2022 at 1:24 am

    LOVED this video..thank you for posting this video! LOVE your tutorials!

  49. Edgar Esparzalopez on December 10, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Hello,if i make a cutting board and i put it thru the 735x planner wnats the grit i need to use after the planner?

  50. on December 10, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Fantastic information – thank you greatly Sir.