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Forum topic by DonnyD posted 06-15-2012 12:08 AM 1368 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-15-2012 12:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question sanding techniques

my question, how to sand differnt profiles like e.i. rasied pannel ogee, cove. This is what is driving me nuts the endgrain ,half of me says make multiple passes and you dont need to sand, but what about the end grain it has to be sanded and with finner grit than every thing else so it dosent sain up darker. So i was taught to sand ogee raised pannle profile with a r.o. sander infact i was taught to sand all the profiles that we use in the cabint shop with that sander a total of 2 differnt profiles. So what to do any help would be great thanks to every one for making me feel welcome here at lumberkocks!

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#1 posted 06-18-2012 09:40 PM

The best trick I know of for sanding profiles is to use bondo to make a custom sanding block.

Take a scrap piece with your profile cut in it, and lay saran wrap over it. Take some Bondo and pour it over, basically making an imprint of the profile. Then after it hardens, you can use it as a sanding block and be able to keep your profiles crisp.

Or it it is just end grain you are worried about, you can try sealing the end grain with a thinned coat of shellac.

-- Lee - Phoenix, AZ

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#2 posted 06-18-2012 09:52 PM

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#3 posted 06-19-2012 03:07 AM

good ideas thanx everyone

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#4 posted 06-19-2012 03:15 AM

Hey Donny,
I use a piece of sand paper, single fold over a 3/4×3/4 piece of wood for the square areas and wrap single fold around my carpenters pencil for the cove areas, that end cut is the hardest to sand and get smooth but I found it is best to do it by hand, and I hate to sand by hand.

-- Dave Hamm,

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