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xx   TOOL

Tip suggests turning an old electric knife into a reciprocating sander.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Dec 1992 (v.7#4) pg. 32

Make your own flap sander from a length of dowel and slotted sandpaper discs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #80 Jun 2000 pg. 32

Tip: A sanding device to make for sanding rungs, legs and spindles.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1981 (v.59#10) pg. 108

Portable power sanders for beginners. Advice on selection and use.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 1999 (v.22#8) pg. 24

Power sanding. Selection and usage guidelines for the prospective power sander buyer. Looks at rotary, belt, orbital pad and finish sanders.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 53
Correction CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 6

Finishing details. Sanding with flexible sanding discs and flap wheels. Includes instructions for making a sanding setup from pillow-block bearings, drive shaft, pulleys, and a 1/2-HP 1725 RPM electric motor.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1993 (v.16#9) pg. 12

Tips on using different power sanders.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #81 Aug 1964 (v.14#4) pg. 47

Tip on keeping the rubber contoured inserts from popping out of a Porter Cable in-line detail sander when pressure is applied to their sides.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #121 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 30

Make your own "sanding mop" from a nut-and-bolt arbor and small pieces of sandpaper.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 18

Make this contour sander for sanding lathe work.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 10

Alvin Weaver's home-built machines described. They include a radial arm sander, table saw, and shaper.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 57

Basic carpentry. Part 15. Sanders and sanding.
HOMEOWNER Sep-Oct 1983 (v.8#5) pg. 70

A look at the three types of sanders and polishers for the homeowner (disc, belt, and pad). Chart of abrasive paper selection included.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 49

Should you sand your own floors? Tips on renting and using floor sanding machines. How much money you can expect to save also discussed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #600 May 1978 (v.74) pg. 106

Reproduce these antique tools in your shop. (1) Hand sander. (2) Bevel square. (3) Large compass. (4) Wooden clamp.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 62

Build a jig for precision hand sanding of flats to facilitate tight-fitting wood joints in model making.
MODEL AVIATION Jun 1993 (v.19#6) pg. 41

Homemade attachments convert your jigsaw into a sander.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 116

Homemade tools you'll be proud to show off. (1) Adjustable contour sander is used to sand rounded and curved shapes. (2) Quick-change sander for large, flat areas. The body rotates to utilize all of a full-size sheet of paper before changing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1984 (v.161#7) pg. 100, 101

Comparing power sanders.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1963 (v.183#5) pg. 168

Buyer's guide to portable electric sanders.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1963 (v.183#6) pg. 176

Sanding secrets. Tips on choosing the right sanding tool for the job.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1983 (v.223#5) pg. 123

Custom sanding with bench-mounted portables. Sanding station converts a portable belt, pad, and drill sander to a stationary sander.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1985 (v.227#1) pg. 68

Specialty sanders. Guide to selecting and using detail sanders, abrasive plane, oscillating spindle sander, and power file.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #79 Jul 1994 (v.14#1) pg. 80

Kitchen mixer doubles as a power grinder and polisher.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jan 1964 (v.35#1) pg. 92

Find it fast with these 5 shop organizers. (1) Wall-hung cabinet holds a portable belt sander and palm sander and a supply of sandpaper for each. (2) Wall-hung board for router and accessories. (3) Under-table and over-table storage racks for all of your clamps. (4) Wall-rack holds lathe tools and accessories. (5) Three-compartment cabinet for drill bits.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 42

Dowel with slot serves as flap sander when chucked in drill press.
WOOD MAGAZINE #59 Feb 1993 (v.10#2) pg. 9

Manual edge sander that avoids the round-over which can occure when sanding edges by hand.
WOOD MAGAZINE #133 May-Jun 2001 (v.18#4) pg. 20

Machining wood. Your expert guide. All you need to know about the basic equipment, what it does, how to use it safely, and how to make it work for you. Part 8. Sanding machines and abrasives.
WOODWORKER #1111 Jun 1986 (v.90#6) pg. 480
Added Info WOODWORKER #1114 Sep 1986 (v.90#9) pg. 799

Sanding adaptors convert your saber saw to an oscillating sanding machine.
WOODWORKER #1114 Sep 1986 (v.90#9) pg. 777

Homemade sanding pad converts your saber saw to a small linear sander.
WOODWORKER #1115 Oct 1986 (v.90#10) pg. 861

Tips on building a tumbling machine to tumble-finish small wood parts.
WOODWORKER Apr 1987 (v.91#4) pg. 320

Solder several strips of broken band saw blade together (side-by-side) to make an "abrader". Attach a wooden handle for ease of use. Works well for paring tenons and squaring faces.
WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1089

Tip on making a flap sander from a cotter pin and some sandpaper.
WOODWORKER Feb 1995 (v.99#2) pg. 92