I'm looking at getting a sander to help with the cutting boards... the new job has opened up the budget a bit, so I'm looking at the Ridgid Oscillating belt/spindle sander from the Borg:
Or possibly the g0547 4"belt/6" disc combo sander from Grizzly.
I'm going to be in the Pocono mountains this weekend, so a quick jaunt over to the Grizzly store in Muncy is possible... though I'm more likely to just have them ship it and not lose any time with my parents at camp.
way back in my formative days as a woodworker, my cousin Lew had a craftsman belt/disc sander, I remember using that a lot back then. my mentor John had a similar unit in his shop, and I used that a lot as well. Things that make you go 'hmmmm'.