Figure 3-57.--Sanding a concave faceplate pattern.
Figure 3-55.--Sanding a lathe job.
proper angle so all angles, edges, or shoulders keep
their designed shapes (fig. 3-56).
If the job is small, use a half sheet. For a large
job, use the whole sheet folded twice. Apply the
When sanding a concave faceplate pattern, you
sandpaper lightly (fig. 3-55), moving it along the
should start by tearing a suitable piece from a sheet
surface of the job. Do not sand in one spot. When
of sandpaper. Fold it over twice. Bend the paper
sanding the ends of the job, use a narrow strip of
a few times to make it pliable. Then, sand the job
sandpaper. Fold the sandpaper between your
as shown in figure 3-57. Do not knock off the sharp
fingers in the shape of the sanding surface. Then
corners on the face of the bend.
hold it lightly against the stock. Rotate it at the
Machine sanders are useful for smoothing stock
and for putting draft on the sides of patterns. Be
careful when operating a machine sander so you will
not cut off too much stock and ruin your work.
In this chapter, you have learned about the
different types of wood, wood joints, cuts, and
fasteners that HTs use in their jobs. But remember
when tasked with a job, no matter how small, you
should take the time to pick the right material for
the job. A little extra time taken before you begin
may save a lot of time later.
Figure 3-56.--Sanding at an angle.