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Time lapse Woodworking #8: Sanding and Assembly Frame & Panel

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« Part 7: Resawing a 13'' tall 8/4 walnut board Part 8 of Time lapse Woodworking series Part 9: Carving walnut bar stool seat »

This time around in our time lapse woodworking series I’m sanding a pair of Canadian Black Walnut panels that will be assembled into a frame and panel. The panels have been re-sawed out of a 2’’ thick board to allow for a beautiful book match, I showed the process in the previous video Re-sawing 2’’ thick Canadian Black Walnut

I first start out with 220 sandpaper on our festool RO150, then to 320, 400, 500 and finally a sheep wool pad to burnish and pull out all the remaining saw dust from the pores. By sanding with a special abralon pad ( 500 grit ) we are sanding down into the pores removing the fibres that would typically raise up and create a rough surface once finish is applied. It really amazes me and especially our customers how beautiful and shiny your can make a piece off wood without finish, and because of our sanding process out surface remains silky smooth with a natural look and feel. We will apply our hand rubbed oil-resin finish once the panel is assembled and the outer frame is sanded with the same process. Although our time lapse videos make it seem that custom fine woodworking is a speedy process it is not! I think to make this video was almost 2 hours of total working time

I have already done a dry fit with all the parts and you can see the frame laid out next to where i’m sanding, the panels are 1/8’’ narrow to allow for expansion and contraction inside the frame. I apply Titebond 3 high strength glue to the joints being careful so I do not have uncontrollable squeeze out. Apply adequate clamping pressure and leave over night, once dry we have a beautiful book matched walnut frame and panel that will last for generations.

Thanks for having a look I hope you enjoyed the video.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com



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Jonathan

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#1 posted 1266 days ago

That went by so quickly I had to watch the second half of it twice because it sort of appeared that you put glue all the way down the dadoes the first time I watched it. I had to go back and pause it to be able to see that your glue lines were, in fact, just at the frame joints. Just now having my morning coffee, so I’m not at full speed yet. On a side note, it’s probably colder here in Denver, CO then up in your neck of the woods. A few minutes ago, it was
-13F at the news studio!

Just imagine if you could work half as fast as the video… sure would be able to get a lot done! You could work for a day, then take the rest of the week off!

Those panels sure look good after the 500-grit and wool.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Canadian Woodworks

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#2 posted 1266 days ago

I’m going to work on my video editing skills, to slow down the important parts. I could also play the whole video slower?

It is -17C here, were supposed to get 30 cm of show about 12’’ for all yall Americans.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#3 posted 1266 days ago

Maybe slightly slowing down the important parts would help?

-13F translates to -25C, plus a little wind. I just checked again and it’s up to -11F (-23.9C) We got an inch or two of snow, but the sun is out now.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 1266 days ago

The thing that struck me was that you don’t hold down the panels, and as a result they move around a lot while you are sanding. Is that the way you prefer it? Have you tried the array of things that hold (bench cookies, mat’s, vacuum holders, bench dogs, ...)?

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#5 posted 1266 days ago

brtech, I noticed the same thing. It drives me nuts when I’m trying to sand something and it keeps moving around, so I usually use some of that cushy woven style drawer liner. I also use it for freehanding something with the router as well. I think Rockler and Woodcraft sells little sheets of it as”router mat” or something like that? I bought a roll of it at Costco several years ago to line the drawers of my tool chest. I haven’t seen it at or local Costcos at all though in a year or two. I think it was about $16 for the entire roll.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 1266 days ago

There is a sanding mat under the panels while sanding, and they were also clamped down to the bench. (you guys watchin’ the right video? lol) The only time they’re not clamped to the bench is when i’m sanding where the clamp was. Towards the end of the video there is no clamp because the sander is in osculate mode with 320. Not to mention, 5 seconds of this video translates to a couple of minutes in real time, so the 6 inches it moves in the video is spread over a longer time than it seems.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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#7 posted 1266 days ago

Yeah, I am watching the right video.

Go look at it again. I just did.

You can see part of the time you have one clamp, and the back end wobbles. A good part of the time there is no clamp and it really moves around.

Apparently, it doesn’t bother you though, which is the interesting part to me.

Appreciate your effort here, and the wood sure looks gorgeous.

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#8 posted 1266 days ago

AWESOME video and good documentation of the process. You could slow the videos down a bit (by 50% or so?). Then, a 2 minute video like this one would be about 3 minutes. Keep up the fantastic work and thanks for sharing. I remain envious of your skill and creations.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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