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  • Oops! Spindle Sander Whirlybird

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    Spindle Sander Whirlybird By Mark Claypool To clean up the slot I had just cut in a long, narrow piece of white oak, I installed a sanding drum in my oscillating spindle sander. I dropped the slotted piece in place over the drum. The drum fit inside the...
  • Oops! Possessed Belt Sander

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, November 21, 2011
    Possessed Belt Sander By Frank Gresser My neighbor was sanding a newly created veneer and inlay tabletop when disaster struck.With the switch of his belt sander locked in the On position, he was giving the top the finishing touches. Just then his 2,500...
  • Oops! Sanding Au Naturel

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Oops! Sanding Au Naturel I’m so handy, I thought as I flipped over the board I had just sanded without stopping my belt sander. I simply lifted the sander out of the way with one hand and let it drop down to my side. Unfortunately, the rotating...