How to Prevent Wood Burn and Remove Burn Mark Discoloration from Routing
How to remove the discoloration caused by wood burn on decorative edging or molding caused by a router
How to Make Sanding Easier When Building Cabinet Doors with a Bench Vise
Utilize your shop bench vise and a simple shim to make sanding cabinet doors easier
How to Clean Sanding Discs and Belts with Your Used Silicone Caulk
Before you toss that old, hardened caulk away use this tip to give it a second life as a cleaner for your sanders.
How Do You Determine Proper Lathe Speed and Paper Grit for Sanding
Determining what speed and sandpaper grit you use for sanding a turned project on the lathe is a difficult choice for many beginning turners.
How Long Can You Wait Between Sanding, Shop Cleaning and Spray Finishing
For longer projects or busy woodworkers, you might not have time to immediately finish a project after sanding, our expert tells you how long you can wait.
How to Keep Belt Sander Belts Dry in Non-Climate-Controlled Workshops
High humidity can loosen the glue on your sanding belts, making them unusable, but this simple trick will keep them dry even in humid months.
How to Use Sandpaper, Scrapers and Planes to Smooth Wood for Finishing
Woodworker’s Journal editor Rob Johnstone reviews the most used shop techniques and discusses the issues with the various methods of smoothening wood.
What Ingredients Are in Cellulose Sanding Sealer and Friction Polish and Can You Make Them at Home
Sanding Sealer, friction polish and Lacquer thinner are all useful turning and finishing products, but what is in them, where do you get them, and can you make your own?
Removing Paint from Antique Oak Furniture with Paint Stripper
Paint stripper and a lot of patience, rather than sanding, are the keys to removing paint and finish from the deep pores of antique oak furniture.
When to Use Sanding Sealer
Finishing expert Michael Dresdner explains how sanding sealer might help your project and what situations are the best to apply it.
Sanding Too Much for Pigmented Stain?
Experts Jeff Jewitt, Kevin Hancock and Greg Williams warn against the dangers of oversanding your wood before adding finish or stain.
The Rockler Sandpaper Disc Station
The Rockler Sandpaper disc station is a way to keep your wood shop organized and makes attaching a new sanding disc to your sander easy.
Smoothing Out Curved Parts
Curved wood needs to be smoothed out. Here’s how to smooth out curved parts with router bits or a sanding drum depending on your project.