Yin Yang centerpiece / serving boards #4: sanding and finish

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Blog entry by BillGo posted 01-20-2021 10:05 PM 659 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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First, I had several dents in the maple that I wanted to get out. For the first time, I used an iron with a wet towel to “steam” those dents back out. It worked great! I was impressed!

Lots of sanding – 120, 220, 320. I did the 220 sanding twice. The second time after dampening the wood to raise the grain. The toughest part, was removing the black around the edges left by the router bit. I did that using the drum sander, but being very careful not to change the line, especially the center line.

Once the sanding was all done, I applied mineral oil, and let that sit overnight. This morning, I applied a mineral oil / beeswax finish. I let that sit, soak in, dry for a few hours, and then buffed it out.

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#1 posted 01-21-2021 02:48 AM


all that sanding not one picture?

Come on everybody loves sanding pickies!

-- Regards Rob

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