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Posted on Poly on worktable how to roughen

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 11:01 PM

Spruce is soft? Not up here in Canada it s not. All our houses are framed in Spruce. (I did a few Dozen.) It s hard and is not easy to work with for anything that you want a nice finish on. In fact you can t get a nice finish on it.

Rick #2 …lol…

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I’m “up here” in Canada too, for sure Spruce (I think its spruce anyways, Home Depot SPF Spruce-Pine-Fir stuff) is strong, great for framing, but its pretty soft, just try digging your fingernail into it. With a little carelessness its easy to get stuff embedded in it which can scratch workpieces. As I’m putting a vice and an inset vice on the bench, it’ll be some hassle to redo the top very often…...

Anyways I like the idea of thin coats of thinned poly on top of a roughly sanded surface. (Dont have any shellac).

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