After giving it much thought, research, asking and having a long talk with Vince I have decided to go with the electric power sanding vs air. I don't have room for a bigger compressor and mine would being on the ragged edge I didn't want to take a chance with getting something I would be unhappy with. So called Vince at WoodNWonders and talking with him I decided to go with his electric sanding drill and some more new goodies. I bought 2 back up pads. A heavy duty thin and heavy duty thick. Got a 3" interface pad, a 3" tapered pad for sanding right up the edge, and a soft pad per his advice for the higher grits (280, 360, 400, and 600). Also got his disc organizer. I replinished my stock with the blue discs up to 220 and the pink cera-max discs from 280 to 600. So now have a angle drill setup up for the lower grits and one with the soft pad for higher grits. We also discussed pressure, speed of the drill and speed of the lathe. I finished a ash bowl with beads on it and the tapered sanding pad allows you to sand right to the edge with no degradation of the beads. Following Vince's instructions I am extremely happy with the bowl surface. I thanked my wife for her approval on this purchase. I have no affliation with Vinces WoodNWoders but with his advice and product I am a happy camper.
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