Keyword: "Sanding"

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Top of the Tower: Lugging A 120-Pound Sander Up Three Flights
By Andrew Averill, June/July 2014
How long would it take you to climb two flights of stairs and another set of steps mortised—near vertically—into the wall... while lugging a 128-pound sander?

The World's Largest Recycled Floor Could Be In Texas
By Andrew Averill, June/July 2014
Although the Guinness Book of World Records wouldn’t sanction it without a hefty payment upfront, Long is sure the floor his company laid down has to be the largest recycled floor installed on Earth.

Contractor Tattoos His Love For Wood Flooring On His Back
By Andrew Averill, June/July 2014
The best contractors will say they love what they do, but do they have a tattoo to prove it?

A Holt Sander From 1939, And It Still Works
By Andrew Averill, June/July 2014
Brian Franklin has been hunting for valuable and overlooked antiques since the 1980s, so he knew he’d found something when he came across a 1939 Holt sander at an estate sale in Oregon.

This Wood Floor Man Discovers the Meaning of 'Experience'
By Doug McGrew, December 2012/January 2013
I recently embarked on a flooring project in which everything that could go wrong seemed to. The outcome could have been quite disastrous...

Beware the Swirls: Take Your Buffer Technique to the Next Level
By Michael & Joe Glavin, December 2012/January 2013
Perfectly finishing a hardwood floor without any swirl marks is a challenge. The dreaded swirl marks happen when we are buffing; they...

Complicated Cork Floor Resand Took Finesse and Know-How
By Steven Tolli, October/November 2012
Earlier this year I was asked to look at a cork floor and give my opinion on what could be done to fix it. The floor was at the...

Q&As: Storing Sanders, Sealers Under Wax, Prefinished vs. Factory-Finished
By HF Editors, August/September 2012
When I’m done sanding for the day, is there anything I should do to my sander...

Do the Right Thing: Real Wood Floor Job Site Dilemmas
By Avi Hadad, April/May 2012
We constantly hear of jobs gone wrong and how to do them right in the future. We read about people who were financially hurt by...

Tales From the Front: Wood Floor Edging ... or Not?
By HF Editors, August/September 2011
Like many in the wood flooring industry, Mike Abraham, now with Memphis, Mich.-based Superior Floor Service Inc., grew up in the trenches, working for his father's business, and he ...