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Blog entry by DonR posted 02-10-2012 03:09 AM 5256 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

a week ago I won a Hamilton Drafting table in a surplus auction from my local university, since then I have been sanding my hands off to re finish it. The biggest challenge has been the drawing surface. it had been used in a
machine shop and had many straight line cuts in it as well as a number of pits and chips from machined metal parts. I have now done three applications of joint compound to fill these cuts and dips and am happy with the surface. I have sanded it down to a 320 grit and will be hitting it with wipe on poly this weekend. at first I thought the top was Maple but it seems to be ash definitely not hard enough to be Maple

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.



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#1 posted 02-10-2012 03:10 AM

hmm tried to post images from Flickr but it didn’t seem to work so here is a link to the set on flikr

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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