Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sanding'

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Finishing maple

02-09-2015 11:14 PM by Deanna | 7 comments »

I am finishing a maple piece. It is sanded 120, 150. I am getting ready to go to a 180 then a 220 before applying a wood conditioner (2 coats with a 320 sanding after each) before using a wiping stain. Am I on the right track? I feel I might be over sanding but not sure. Getting sanding fatigue! haha

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Small workbench based on shipbuilt's Short Block V8 (Workbench Challange) #1: Concept and leg assembly

02-06-2015 05:57 AM by brianb6603 | 3 comments »

ConceptI have been needing a proper workbench for a while. The top of my table saw and fold up extension have been the only spot to use. I would love to have a large proper workbench but my shop is just too small for a full size bench. I have been looking at benches in Lumberjocks and marking some for reference. shipwright had come up with some excellent ideas. His concept for the Short Block V8 is a low cost way for a beginner to get a strong, stable small workbench using tools that many b...

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Rookie Woodturner Attempts a Chess Set #4: The Knights

02-01-2015 07:51 PM by JWags | 0 comments »

After taking a brief break to begin building a sewing center for my wife, I finally had time to get back to the chess set that I’m making. There is a 30 minute video on my channel that does the detail for those interested. But I also did a 4 minute version – the link is here: Hope you enjoy! This is great fun!

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Nightstand #1: Plan

02-01-2015 10:08 AM by Nate66 | 0 comments »

I have sleep apnea and currently just use a simple stand for my CPAP machine. I thought is would be wise to build a nightstand to put it in to help reduce the noise of the pump hum to help give my wife a good nights sleep as well so I designed a nightstand to contain my CPAP machine in a felt lined area to make it virtually sound proof as well as a drawer to contain all the spares and bits and bobs. Have a look.

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Can Acetone or Mineral Spirits be used to wipe down a sanded project prior to finishing.

01-27-2015 07:02 PM by Eddie Elizondo | 14 comments »

I just got thru making a Guitar stand and after sanding I would like to get all of the dust off of it. I don’t want all the fine dust to ruin the finish and I heard that either Acetone or Mineral Spirits can be used to wipe down the project with a rag. Has anyone used this method or know if this is a good process.

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Tip and Tricks for woodworkers #1: Bill's fireside chat for this week

01-27-2015 01:47 AM by Bill Schonfelder | 1 comment »

Hi my fellow crafters.I am going to be doing a series every week (as time allows) on how to setup a workshop, what tools to buy to get started, some tips on what is the “best way to do this or that”, ideas on how to improve your tools and get the most out of them. I plan to share what I have been learning over these last twenty years doing toys, custom cabinets, libraries bookcases, and other things I have learned by the school of hard knocks. Please check back each week to see ...

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New Design each Week #2: Slashed prices and free shipping on first orders

01-24-2015 07:36 PM by Bill Schonfelder | 0 comments »

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Chunks #1: In this series there will be chucks/ slabs of wood/ directional notch

01-23-2015 02:53 AM by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

This a directional notch from a Professional Tree cutters left overs.Right away I saw a hunk of Watermelon, I still need to sand/ poly, an top off with Real watermelon seeds.

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Finishing Info for the Woodworker #2: Wood Prep Before Finishing

01-20-2015 03:40 AM by pjones46 | 1 comment »

Wood prep before finishing The secret to perfect finish is proper sanding of your project. All surfaces should be clean and free from all dirt and oils. Prep sanding is done with progressively finer grits. On unfinished wood, prepare the surface by using medium grit paper first, and then progress to finer grades. With most raw woods, if you are hand sanding, start sanding in the direction of the grain using a #100-150 grit paper before staining and work up to #220 grit paper. You can make ...

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New Design each Week #1: The newest design this week

01-17-2015 09:04 PM by Bill Schonfelder | 0 comments »

As promised here is the latest design created this week. Look back each week to see what I will create next.This was drawn up in the morning,cutout, sanded and assembled that evening. The tail was taken from the Dragon’s tail or hinge design. I used google images of the real stegosaurs for my hand drawing. My wife is helping me to promote the Etsy storefront.Thanks to Tim and those who commented on my photos I am now using this dollar tree foam light box we made.I know this ...

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