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Re: Thicknessing on drum sander question

TomD
I used to have a Performax when I did guitars. I used the coarsest belt, which was perhaps a 60. It was a real bore to use as with guitars a lot of those woods will destroy belts if one is not right on top of the process. Which is tough if you try a different wood half the time.

I got rid of it and don't miss it, I would get a belt based thickness sander if I got back into the game.

For guitars one needs 2 mm wood, and what I do is glue two pieces together and plane it in my thickness planer. Flipping it as required to minimize tear out. I use masking tape on each piece and then glue with white glue. Or I use hide glue as it separates with solvent.

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