Trestle Table #41: Sanded then Cleaned with Mineral Spirits

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 11-14-2016 03:27 AM 896 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 40: Layout Prior to Sanding and Finish Part 41 of Trestle Table series Part 42: Selected a Finish and Applied First Coat »

I started working in my shop thinking that I would apply my first coat of finish on this trestle table today, but I did not get that far. I decided to sand this table top instead of hand planing it further. I went through the several grits starting at 80, then the following in this order 120, 150, 180 and then 220.

To remove the dust from each part I used mineral spirits with a paper towel. These pictures were taken following cleaning with that wet paper towel.

I am still undecided whether I will apply dewaxed Shellac sealing coats and then Shellac coats or I will apply Danish Oil coats and then furniture wax on this project. I will do some further study tonight on this subject.

A close up of my red oak dowels.

-- --- Happy Howie

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