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#1 posted 09-26-2018 06:44 PM

I m not sure of the exact age of the piece but the planing mill said it has almost no sap (or they wouldn t have taken the job) and it was “pretty dry”. The environment that I m in has been 90-100 degrees for 5 months with no rain or moisture. Any piece (unless recently cut) is going to be pretty dry.

Would a orbital sander starting at 180 and moving through the grits to 320 be the best course? Perhaps finishing with a hand sand of 400?

- WoodMag

if the mill gave you a pretty smooth surface i would start at about 120 and go through the grits and finish at 400,you’ll end up with a nice finish,or wear your hands and arms out scraping-lol. ive been wood working for 50 years and this always works well for me,check my work if you want.

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