So, you think you know how to sand, eh?
So, you think you know how to sand, eh?
FULL OF TIPS! A comprehensive tutorial on one of the most important parts of any woodworking project.
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60-80 (carbide discs for leveling/shaping)
80-120-150 (When applying a lot of stain)
80-120-180 (When applying a little stain)
80-120-180 (When applying polyurethane or built-up film finishes)
80-120-180-220/240 (When applying natural oils)
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Looking for how to sand corners, like on beveled window sills.
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.
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.
Good gravy you make things so much easier. Thank you and please continue to post your amazing videos buddy.
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? :/
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!
I love sanding. Both with tools and by hand. It can be hard but with good music around I am fine.
do you sand materials before or after assembly?
I like sanding!
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!
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.
Excellent info, thank you sir.
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
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.
you can also run a 30$ fan for the sanding if you are just starting.
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.
„Sanding sucks … nobody likes to do it“ – instant sub 😂
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.
If you sand to 180 , can you go back down to 120 ? I need to go back down for a Rubio mono finish
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.
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!
8:12 sand between coats of finish with "320 – 600"
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.
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!!!
Excellent content and delivery; I learned a lot! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much for explaining sanding plywood you save me a lot of headaches thank you
Wow! Just an average DIY gal and just learned how much I didn’t know about sanding. Thank you sir. 😊👍
Always learning something new watching your videos 👍
Never knew none of this glad you made this vid
Professionally presented, to the point, excellent advice. Thank you!
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!
What is the female plug-end for zip tied to the hose @ 5:41?
What ever the subject its always a pleasure to listen to an expert and their advice. Thanks for this.
00:03 *I do* ..
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.
Bless this man 🙏🏼
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!
Thank you. Made some of these mistakes today :). I appreciate the info
Stumpy you are the best narator on whole YT, maybe you will be first YT channel that I will mark with bell icon.
what craig g said!
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.
As a complete novice, this was incredibly helpful and informative. Love the pencil idea – definitely trying this! Thanks so much 😊
Great tip with the pencil marks. Thanks.
Really great content, thank you.
Great videos! Thanks for helping this beginner. But Redwings? Really? Go Hawks
LOVED this video..thank you for posting this video! LOVE your tutorials!
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?
Fantastic information – thank you greatly Sir.