Uni

Woodtek 959-802 12-24-in. open-end, wide-belt sander 1,140. RBI Model 900-1440 38-in. closed-end sander 3,750, (800) 487-2623. Two new double-drum sanders were not available for our test, the Grizzly 24-in. G1066Z, 1,600 and the Woodtek 25-in. 109-352, 1,200. If you're looking for both faster and better results from a sander, a wide-belt machine may be the right fit for you. With the single exception of the Woodtek open-end sander included in our chart, they start at about 3,100. Wide-belt...

Shellac And Glaze

Glaze artists' oil color and liquid medium l5 Topcoat 5 to 8 per aerosol can Coverage A little glaze goes a long way Minimizes mottled figure Goof-proof because it's reversible Disguises sapwood End grain matches face grain CONS Additional steps take extra time Added cost STEP 4 USETWO RAGS FOR WIPING, one that's fairly loaded with glaze and another that's fairly clean. Between the two you can feather the glaze however you want. Step 5 optional MINERAL SPIRITS REMOVES GLAZE. If your glaze...

Hookandloop Sandpaper

American Woodworker APRIL2002 45 Double-drum height adjustment. The rear drum of a double-drum machine should be easy to adjust. The difference in height between the front and rear drums has to be set just so for optimal performance. Coarse grits require a larger height difference than fine grits. Wed prefer a scale to let you know where you're at in making this adjustment, but none of the machines we tested had one. Extension tables. Infeed and outfeed extension tables help you avoid snipe on...