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Tip on sanding, wire-brushing, buffing, ... small round objects.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #17 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 10

Sanding by hand. Choosing equipment, paper, grit, techniques, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #25 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 44
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER #28 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 6
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 4

Tip on using two "interlocked" pieces of sandpaper when sanding by hand.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #28 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 16
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 18

Advice on how to sand coarse-grain wood at an angle to the grain.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #68 Oct 1998 pg. 20

Using a trouble light to reveal sanding scratches before applying a finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #88 Aug 2001 pg. 14

Tip: How to sand a small inside curve on a wood project using a dowel covered with sandpaper in your hand drill.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 55

Tips that make sanding a plastic model easier.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1986 (v.76#2) pg. 57

Abrasive personalities. An introduction to sandpaper grades and techniques when sanding by hand or machine.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 2001 (v.24#4) pg. 18

Success with sandpaper. Tips for improving contact between sandpaper and irregular-shaped wood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 19

Tip suggests using an old nylon to reveal rough patches in a wood project that need more sanding.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 1997 (v.20#10) pg. 10

Advice on sanding wood carvings using Swiss sandpaper.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 72

A look at abrasive papers, hand sanding methods and power sanders. When and how to use each type of abrasive, method and tool.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #170 Feb 1976 (v.26#2) pg. 40

A guide to sandpapers, sanders and sanding techniques.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #192 Sep 1978 (v.28#7) pg. 46

Guide to furniture refinishing. Part 2. Preparing the surface. Bleaching, filling and sanding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #237 Mar 1983 (v.33#3) pg. 98

How to get a fine furniture finish through proper use of both machine and hand sanding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #283 Nov 1987 (v.37#9) pg. 21

Sanding a hardwood floor. How to do it when sanding is the only answer. Includes instructions for replacing damaged floorboards.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #283 Nov 1987 (v.37#9) pg. 46

Basic hand sanding techniques. How to pick the right sandpaper and grit size.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #314 Jan 1991 (v.41#1) pg. 10

No-slip sanding pad. Tip on getting a good grip on sandpaper when hand-sanding without a sanding block.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 50

Sanding and sandpaper tips. (1) Reviving clogged paper. (2) Storing paper in stacking letter file trays. (3) Ripping sandpaper on the edge of a table saw. (4) Leveling uneven chair legs. (5) Examining for sanding scratches prior to finishing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 30

How to hand sand grooves and circles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 77

Tip on how to raise tiny fibers before a finish sanding so the finish won't raise them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #382 Oct 1997 (v.47#9) pg. 36

Floor sanding. Follow a pattern with powerful machines for best results.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 58

Tip on wet sanding interior woodwork prior to repainting.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 24

Sanding, the basic tools and techniques.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 79

Tip for sanding between the teeth of a wooden comb after dip finishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 20

Tip: How to sand off the sharp corners of small pieces of wood by using your clothes dryer.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 16

Sanding and finishing wood turnings on the lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 58

Tip: Wipe wood with mineral spirits prior to applying stain. This will show up any scratches which need to be sanded out.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 8

Tip: Motocross goggles do a better job of keeping sanding dust out of your eyes.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 12

Tip: Use a handball players' glove when doing power-sanding to prevent your hand and arm from getting that "tingling" sensation.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 12

Tip: Use synthetic textiles to smooth wood turnings.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 10

Tip: Use alcohol instead of water to raise wood grain for sanding.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 12

Tip: Use a nubby rubber doormat to hold small parts while power-sanding.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 12

Tip: Use sheet metal to protect adjacent surfaces when doing power sanding.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 8

Tip: Use rubber fingertips to protect fingers, wood, and sandpaper when doing hand sanding.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 12

Techniques for proper sanding of wood finishes.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 55

Tips on sanding turnings and moldings without spoiling the crispness of the forms.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 22

Sanding in stages. Breaking up the job eliminates drudgery and yields better results. Looks at choosing the materials and the method (hand or machine).
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 40
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 16

All good finishes begin with sandpaper. A look at the four items (grit selection, shop lighting, type of finish, speed of sanding) which have the greatest impact on surface preparation prior to finishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #132 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 116
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #136 May-Jun 1999 pg. 10

Tips for better sanding. Using the right tools and techniques to produce quality results. (1) Tuning and using a belt sander. (2) Using orbital and random-orbit sanders. (3) Hand-sanding with a block. (4) Flattening a tabletop. (5) Fairing a curve. (6) Collecting sanding dust with a shop made downdraft table.
FINE WOODWORKING #135 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 80

Tip for power-sanding narrow stock without rounding over the edges.
HOME MECHANIX #692 Dec 1985 (v.81) pg. 41

Tip on using an old sock to check for surface roughness prior to finishing.
HOME MECHANIX #744 Apr 1990 (v.86) pg. 89

Tip: Use "Astro-turf" mat to hold a flat panel while sanding.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1986 (v.11#10) pg. 8

Tip: How to make a drill press attachment for sanding curved edges.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 102

Working with sandpaper. From custom-shaped blocks to techniques for controlling damage.
MODEL AVIATION Nov 1991 (v.17#11) pg. 104

Sanding without sandpaper. A look at QUIKSAND and DISSTON'S WOODWORKER.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1980 (v.1#1) pg. 20

How to sand a parquet floor using a rented drum sander.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 168

36 woodworking tips. Includes tips on joinery, sanding, measuring, saws & saw blades, gluing, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1984 (v.161#11) pg. 138

Workshop guide to power sanding. Tips and techniques for sanding wood and guidelines for matching the sander to the job.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1979 (v.214#5) pg. 121

Tip: Use a fiber-type cement-cutting blade to sand wood, sharpen tools, and cut rocks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1988 (v.232#6) pg. 4

Tip suggests how to know when to stop sanding glued-up panels.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #94 Jan 1997 (v.16#6) pg. 16

Tip suggests wearing bicycle gloves to fight hand fatigue when using vibrating power tools.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #96 May 1997 (v.17#2) pg. 23

Sawdust among the woodchips. An overview of abrasive materials and tools you should know about as you prepare and finish scale woodworking projects.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #6 Autumn 1986 pg. 58

Sanding and abrading tips for both wood and metal. Tips on selecting the abrasive (sandpaper, pads, cut-off discs, rotary files, pumice), value of a disc sander, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1989 (v.38#10) pg. 34

How to achieve a silky-smooth finish on woodwork. Covers rough sanding, scraping and finish sanding.
SUNSET Mar 1986 (v.176#3) pg. 180

Tip on sanding turned balusters or furniture legs using abrasive strips.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #819 Oct 1997 (v.93) pg. 24

Hand-sanding, the secret to a great finish.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #49 Jan 1996 (v.9#1) pg. 30

Tip: Sanding small, commercially-produced spindles using a drill press and this simple jig.
WOOD MAGAZINE #8 Dec 1985 (v.2#6) pg. 10

Tip on sanding small parts without also sanding your fingernails and fingertips.
WOOD MAGAZINE #8 Dec 1985 (v.2#6) pg. 16

Tip on normal progression of sandpaper to use to get a smooth finish on wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #10 Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 82

Tips on smooth sanding in tight spots.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 8

Tip: Use a fan to blow sanding dust away from your work piece and face.
WOOD MAGAZINE #22 Apr 1988 (v.5#2) pg. 12

Tip for sanding fine grooves without wearing them away.
WOOD MAGAZINE #23 Jun 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 16

Sanding shortcuts. Strategies for taking the drudgery out of preparing wood for finishing. Tips on sandpaper, sanding machines and accessories, mistakes to avoid, dust control, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #39 Dec 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 62

Use a short piece of pipe as a holder to make sanding wooden buttons easier.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 16

Five surefire steps to sanding success.
WOOD MAGAZINE #83 Nov 1995 (v.12#8) pg. 8

Tip on securing small or odd-shaped workpieces for routing or sanding without the use of clamps or rubber pads.
WOOD MAGAZINE #134 Aug 2001 (v.18#5) pg. 29

Guide to wood finishing. Part 1. Preparing the surface for your best finish ever. Sanding, filling and sealing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 60

Tip describes how to sand and re-sand so that wood compressed into the pores swells up and is sanded off before finishing.
WOODCARVING #30 Oct 1996 pg. 5

The art of brightwork. Part 2. Sanding.
WOODENBOAT #82 May-Jun 1988 pg. 88

Sanding tips. Getting started, efficient sanding, knowing when to stop sanding, etc.
WOODSMITH #96 Dec 1994 (v.16) pg. 22

Tip shows a technique for sanding over (across) a dado without tearing sandpaper or rounding edges.
WOODSMITH #105 Jun 1996 (v.18) pg. 5

Tip on sanding the inside of a deep, narrow-necked vessel.
WOODTURNING #25 Sep 1994 pg. 73

Planing, scraping, and sanding. The three steps of surface preparation required in order to achieve a mirror-like surface on furniture.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 52

Sanding with purpose. Sanding furniture right the first time. How to make a good sanding block, check for flatness, locate glue spots, etc.
WOODWORK #27 Jun 1994 pg. 51

Sanding tips that help prepare a surface for finish.
WOODWORK #37 Feb 1996 pg. 60

Barrelling small wooden parts. Tips on obtaining a clean, well-sanded finish on small wooden parts by tumbling them in a barrel along with abrasive powders.
WOODWORKER #1046 Jan 1981 (v.85) pg. 11

Wood turners share some of their favorite sanding and finishing techniques.
WOODWORKER Feb 1987 (v.91#2) pg. 149

Tip: Use spackle compound to make sure that wood has been sufficiently sanded before finishing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1977 (v.1#2) pg. 13

Tip: Sandpaper strips, a cotter pin, and an electric drill speed up the sanding of small inside curves.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1977 (v.1#3) pg. 16

The beginning woodworker. Sanding techniques. Includes two styles of sanding blocks to make and a jig for sanding edges. Discusses paper grades, paper types, tools and techniques.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1979 (v.3#3) pg. 3

Tip: Use fingerless bicycle glove to make hand sanding easier.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1987 (v.11#6) pg. 60

Smooth sanding. Part 1. Tips for sanding with belt, disk and orbital sanders.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1968 (v.24#6) pg. 26

Smooth sanding. Part 2. Using belt sanders and sanding accessories for radial arm saws or a drill press.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1969 (v.25#1) pg. 32