Sifting Filler Dust #1: Sifting Filler Dust

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Blog entry by Jim Jakosh posted 08-09-2011 06:39 PM 6935 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been collecting dust from various woods to use for a filler with epoxy. So far, I have been running it through a piece of screen material but that made the filler a bit coarse. Recently I collected a lot strictly from a sanding operation that was a lot finer and mixed much better with the epoxy so I started looking for a finer material to make finer dust off the wood lathe. The choice was 150 grit Abranet sand paper. Boy did that do the job. I’m sharing this with everyone in case someone out there wants to find a better sifter for dust.
The next use will be sifting crushed turquoise for yet another filler.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-09-2011 07:15 PM

Thank you Jim. Much appreciated.

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 09:26 PM

good tip

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 08-10-2011 01:15 AM

Great tip thank you.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 08-13-2011 03:19 AM

Thanks for the tip Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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