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William Shelley

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#1 posted 02-20-2017 06:06 PM

I would think for this to work well, the axis of the sanding head/drum would need to be skewed from perpendicular to the direction of stock travel. Otherwise you’d end up with long streaks due to stuff getting lodged in the sandpaper.

The skew angle could be anything from 5 degrees to 45 degrees, I have no idea what would work best.
And would likely need to be skewed so that it pushes the work piece against the fence.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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