Shop Tip #031
© Frank Ford 2004; Photo by FF

When you're sanding very small pieces on a big sander, you can completely avoid the sander's tendency to "suck" the piece down between the platen and the table by simply holding a piece of scrap wood tightly against the belt or disc as an auxiliary table top. With no space at all between the belt and the "table" there's no place for your little work piece to go.