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Box with hand cut finger joints #2: Sanding and finishing what I started

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Blog entry by Sanman posted 01-04-2012 02:30 AM 1552 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I moved on and finished the box. I cleaned up the joints, sanded and added a little filler.

The lid is some kind of hardwood and I really wanted to see it finished. These are before and after sanding shots on the lid.

I conditioned the wood, stained and added several coats of lacquer.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 01-04-2012 04:09 AM

That finish turned out beautiful! Whats with all the burn marks? You either need to: Sharpen your blade, clean your blade, buy a new (better) blade, or adjust your fence parallel to the blade. Unless you really enjoy sanding! LOL

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 04:59 AM

Hi G, thanks for the advice. Iif I buy a new blade I wont have to clean or sharpen the old one, but since that would only be postponing the inevitable, I’ll try cleaning and sharpening the old one first.

I’m also worried about the fence, it’s pretty beat up and may not be square anymore.

(LOL) Sanding has been very rewarding. I never know what the wood grain’s going to look like until after I’ve sanded off the burn marks. I’m all about working smarter, not harder. I’ll check on that blade first.

Thanks again

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 05:28 AM

The Wood Whisperer has a good vid on squaring your fence that does not involve calipers, dial indicators, or other hi-tech stuff. All you need is an adjustable square. It will improve your cuts and be SAFER. If you get a new blade try the 24 tooth rip (Diablo) from Home Depot. I use it for almost everything (yes, even crosscuts very cleanly (and is cheap!).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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