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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 03-04-2012 10:21 PM 3190 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first piece of rough cut wood is in the shop now. I only had room for this one, I have about 4 more larger pieces of thick cut walnut coming tomorrow.

I sanded on this piece with a Ridgid rotory with 80 grit, a Skil vibrating, with 60 grit, and a Black &Decker Mouse with 50 grit for about an hour before I said screw this and took out the Belt sander. 15 minutes later the log is sanded. I still have another pass to make before I’m satisfied with it.

I’m thinking coffee table with glass top

What do you all think?

This is with half of it sanded, it’s a time line from here.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.



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ShaneA

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 10:32 PM

Russ, we need to get you a quality vintage handplane or two! What is it…honey locust? Cant tell from pics.

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 10:35 PM

That might have been it. I do have several stanley planers but the planer he used left gouges and my planer made even bigger gouges. That’s when I took out the belt sander. It did a great job I think.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 10:37 PM

I have to go over it one more time with the belt sander, then I can start to smooth it out with finer paper on my Skil vibrating sander.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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