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Hand tool cabinet #4: Final sanding

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Blog entry by Tim Dahn posted 880 days ago 1560 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Bit of a setback when installing the door hinges Part 4 of Hand tool cabinet series Part 5: Applying the oil/poly mix »

After getting the hinges installed and fitting the doors, today I sanded the cabinet and doors to 400 grit. I hand sand 80, 120, 180, 220, 400. Lately I have started using a cabinet scraper and found I can skip the 80 and 120 grit.

Once I reach 400 grit then I switch to Gray Scotch Brite Ultra Fine Pad and a shop vac removes all the dust….all of it. The pad scrubs the dust out and protects the surface from the shop vac nozzle.

See the difference?

Next go over it with White Scotch-Brite Light Duty Cleansing Pad which burnishes the surface.

Tomorrow i hope to put a coat or two of finish on, get a french cleat made to hang the cabinet, maybe work on door knobs too.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.



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Karson

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#1 posted 880 days ago

Very nice job. Some great pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 880 days ago

Super, Tim, thanks for the details….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 880 days ago

Boy, your really serious about your smooth surfaces. Nice job. You’re almost there!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 880 days ago

Looking good Tim.

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

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stefang

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#5 posted 880 days ago

Thanks Tim. Good work, I learned a few things from this blog.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#6 posted 880 days ago

Beautiful work.
I love your sanding blocks with the numbers on them, this one I have to follow.
What a wonderful finish.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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BTimmons

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#7 posted 880 days ago

Note to self: pick up some of those Scotchbrite pads! I really like your method of dust removsl with the shop vac and the pad. I’ll have to add that to my bag of tricks.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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