The Only 3 Sandpapers You Really Need | SANDING BASICS
The Only 3 Sandpapers You Really Need | SANDING BASICS
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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 just about every single project. I hope to minimize the monotony in this Sanding Basics video. Please read the full article: http://woodworkingformeremortals.com/sanding-basics/
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Great knowledge maestro 🙏
how do you sand edges after its been routed?
Thank You!! Again. The newbie.
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks to me like you’re moving that r.o. sander around way too fast (at 5:30). Good way to leave pigtails in your workpiece.
Not only does the presenter know his craft well, he is also an awesome communicator and articulates the content in a pragmatic and helpful way along with valuable tips.
very informative, thanks! 👍👍
perfect video for what i was looking for. i need to smooth out the edges of my cornhole boards so the board wont damage any premium cornhole bags. just wanted to get the edges slightly round but not too much to have to do tons of work. ill be using 120 and 220 sand paper by hand.
You’re the greatest buddy!!!
So I took off all my tiles on my floor, but need the right sand paper for the job. What would be the best grit? Because I still have the old flooring adhesive there.
6:03 even if the video wasn’t super useful, it would have been worth watching, just for the sander racing gag! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
I worked in a high end custom furniture factory, where no expense was spared!
We used various grits of steel wool after through sanding moving up to finer grits, then for that super fine delicate feel of wood.
I suppose as a hobbyist, thats good enough to just use your suggested sandpaper grits, but if ya want to up your game & price, learn to how sand properly and especially learn to add worm holes, bump marks and a few fake split marks which add value & character, which would be called, ‘distressing’ like an old antique…
Crazy how the wealthy prefer shit like that!
Love the x2 theory…80 160, 320
Thanks great video!!!!!
I loved the raising sander! lol
What type of sander and sand paper would you recommend for sanding the paint and front of an old dollhouse? I want to smooth it and remove the paint but not damage the wood.
Quick, concise, and very helpful. Thank you for this. Heading to a big box store now to get me some 80, 120, and 220. I like the clamping the belt sander down as well since I hate using it freehand for stuff.
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I just started a new job as a sander for cabinets about a month ago. Any tips on handling an orbital sander? I sand for 10 hrs a day 6 days a week. I’m worn the hell out and my hand hurts. Thanks. In advance
I liked the video after the joke. Well done
Lies.. this dude is the phil nye of woodworking. Turd
Let’s see if I have this correctly
60-80 = Basic material removal
120 = Beginning of the smoothing process
220+ = Final grit for Smoothing
I have a question, I have an orbital sander and I put wood filler on my furniter, not there are some humps, which sanding paper do you advice? And will then the paint do the rest?
What happens if you don’t wear a mask?
Any grit higher than 220 is purely optional. However, for anyone who absolutely loves sanding, quit using polyurethane and just use an oil finish and sand up to 1000-grit paper or higher if you want to, apply wood wax, and buff your workpiece to a beautiful finished product with a random orbital buffer.
The "hook" on my orbital sander keeps I assume melting and losing it’s grip, I have to stay on the lowest speed. Also the "loop" on the back of the sand paper itself loses it’s grip really fast, way before the grit wears out. I try not to to put any extra pressure on it, is there some magic velcro out there that I don’t know about? Love my orbital sander but it’s a struggle.
Belt sander racing 🤣🥰
I purchased a random sander, and it works well. Thanks Steve for you’re insight on woodworking stuff.
I am going to get a sander soon and thank you for educating me all types of sanding!
It happens that I have found the same 80, 120, 220 rule
For raw wood there is no use for fine sand paper. I use 400 or 600 to polish the varnish (Watco is my preferred) before painting the final coat.
I use the sand paper which can be used wet.
Always clean dust before painting another coat.
Just getting into woodworking and I actually love this channel!!!
Can you show how a sand disc should look like when it needs to be replaced?
I never know cz sometimes it builds up paint and kinda go flat….
Tks for the videos!!!
Great help thanks sew much
The best video I have seen to learn all about sanding. So helpful for me!
I normally hit like after a video has ended but at "so, that just scratches the surface" I had do pause and just do it immediately…
Great video. Really enjoy your videos. Keep it up.
I see so many "reviews" of orbital sanders by these "woodworking specialists" that claim their orbital sanders are rubbish and how the sanding pads wear out and stop being "sticky"….koonts stop using your orbitals to remove excess material and imperfections with the sander, thats not what its for. Learn to mill your workpieces properly. Thanks for all these videos trying to educate people.
Thanks! I am trying to sand old 60 year old varnish off maple doors. I was afraid to to 60 grit so I got 80, 150, and 220. It’s taking me some time as I just want to put a clear coat over the final sanding. Yes. I hate sanding but the doors are not standard sizes. So I thought this would be easier 😱
Thank you, your videos help me alot…I just start to learn about woodworking…
Thanks! practical advice for the real world!
Hello from 2022! Recently I got some nice wooden doll furniture which is all unfinished, so now I’m binge watching your videos for the best way to finish the pieces nicely! Today I ended up getting a "Palm Detail Sander" that’s the size and shape of a mini-iron, due to it’s ability to do surfaces and corners and edges so nicely. All I need to do is small furniture for dolls anyway, looking forward to trying it now, Thanks for the inspiration and education, dude!
He reminds me of the dad from modern family 😂😂😂 it’s Phill yall
06:30 Yes! That’s what I do too (the upside down mounting not the racing lol)
i like sanding
I understand and agree with the bulk of what you’re saying regarding only needing three types of sandpaper and not a using a 220 when you are applying a finish like polyurethane but, even though the feel of the wood will not be smooth like when you sanded it because it is underneath a coat of poly, that is not the only thing that sanding helps with, it will make the would look nicer to and it will bring out more of a shine I believe or more of the color of the wood because it is more smooth and reflective underneath the surface
Hi Steve, thank u for the incredible knowledgeable videos! Would you recommend using a angle grinder with its sanding attachments, or just a rotary sander?
Awesome basic tips, great video
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