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I stumbled upon this site asking Google "how do you know when you've sanded enough?" and while the forums provided intelligent & easy to follow instructions it was more like "you need to start off w/ 80 gauge and finish w/ 220 gauge..." when I was looking for more of a "it will feel like glass or silk to the touch." which I found out on my own once I had finished with 220 gauge LOL!

I like to rescue furniture from the side of the road. My neighbour has most of the major tools that he lets me borrow while I stick to the more simple clamps & sanders.

The project I'm working on right now is to sand & seal wood shelving that I have on my balcony that is showing signs of Carpenter bees.
 

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Welcome ! I'm new here too.
 

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Welcomw from NH neighbor... This is a great site you stumbled on. Feel free to ask questions and be ready for answers, sometimes conflicting, but mostly correct. Sanding is a good example because I start with 100 grit and end with 150 + a pass with 180 by hand after wetting down the wood. I like the way my work looks just like the person who sands with 400 grit likes the way their work looks. You simply need to chose your preferred method.
 
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