5 Biggest Sanding Mistakes To Avoid With A Random Orbit Sander Basic Woodworking Skills
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I have several sanders in my shop, but I definitely use the random orbit sander the most.Out of all things to scr*w up in woodworking, sanding errors can be the most infuriating, because we mostly sand near the end of a project, after we've spent hours being so careful building and assembling.
It's like twisting an ankle at mile 25 of a marathon.Or losing a wheel in the last mile of the Indy 500.(That can happen, right? I've never actually watched a car race.) Plus, sanding mistakes can be very difficult to repair.
1.CUPPING AND ROUNDING In the real world, joints aren't always as perfect as they are on every Instagram post ever.So let's say you've joined two boards together that aren't exactly flush.It's just a little off and a couple minutes of 60 grit will smooth it out.
You fire up your sander and attack.Yay, both sides are flush.But now you have a cupped board because you neglected the middle.And if this was the bottom of a box or something, now it's a rocker.There's nothing wrong with sanding uneven joints, but just make sure you sand equally along the length of the board.