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Planers dimension lumber in thickness. Boards must be relatively flat to use on a planer. Wood only.
Spindle sander is used to clean up simple curved cuts in wood. Sanders can only effectively sand small amounts. Cutting first at bandsaw near the layout line then cleaning up at sanders is correct.
The wood lathe is a variable speed machine. Wood and dense foam can be mounted and the part is revolved. Special tools are used to shape the revolved design. Training is a MUST. Use protective eyewear when using the wood lathe.
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