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Re: Tools: Building a strip thickness sander

My advice would be to keep the fence on the outfeed side quite short. That will make it easier to get a good grip on your workpiece after it's past the sanding area.
Don't stand in line with the work; if you lose your grip the sanding belt/drum will 'fire' the workpiece with a lot of force.