There’s a lot happening with the tools that we use for finish sanding. These include rotary, orbital, belt and inline sanders, and all of them are seeing significant technological changes. Not least of these is the power source.
They trickle through the mail every few months: glossy brochures for portable saw mills that leave a woodworker wondering. Ironically, the appeal of harvesting one’s own lumber has little to do with economics.
The most common method of staining is to apply a wet coat and wipe off all or most of the excess before the stain dries. Any application tool can be used to apply the stain – rag, brush or spray gun, or you can dip, then wipe.