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#1 posted 07-07-2011 04:35 AM

Charlie and CR – you guys are funny. Greg, I know the water pulls fibers out, but that is a good feature. I worked with a master cabinet maker last year and he taught me the use and beauty of cabinet scarpers and “Whisking” your work. He sands with power tools using 100 – 120 – and 150 grit. After everything is done, he rubs his work with a damp cloth (dampens the wood, not soak it). This shows any flaws, plus it pulls up any loose wood fibers. You can actually feel whiskers on the wood. He hand sands these off with a light pass of 185 grit paper. He never goes higher then 185 grit paper. His work is superb.

His name is Marty and you can find him on the cover of the Jan 2007 Fine Woodworking magazine.

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