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Repurposing heart of pine floorboards - cleaning

by RCcola
posted 10-01-2018 12:17 PM

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#1 posted 10-01-2018 01:24 PM

find someone with a drum sander that would be willing to run them through.

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#2 posted 10-01-2018 02:09 PM

Really need to know what you have to work with so cleaning up the boards first is a must. Many people (including me) will pressure wash (using a wide spray pattern) reclaimed boards to remove the dirt and grime, but not the patina. Works really well. Lean them up vertically to dry for 12 hours minimum.

-- Woodworking, the transformation of nature to culture.

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#3 posted 10-01-2018 02:12 PM

Get a metal detector and scan for any hidden metal before doing any machining.

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