Juniper Table Restoration #3: Sanding, Planing, Sanding, and a little more Sanding

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Blog entry by junipercanyon posted 01-16-2012 06:03 PM 1833 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The results of many hours planing and sanding…. Once I buy some more sandpaper I will finish this up with probably 400 or 600 grit on the orbital sander, and then give it a critical hand sanding with 800grit. I could easily get away with the finish how it is now with just 220grit and hand sanded with 320grit, but I want to see if its worth the effort for even finer sanding on future projects. In these pics, I have just wiped the dust off with mineral spirits. Pretty cool. Notice in some of the pics that you can see some red colored stone inlays from the original build of this table. I didn’t even notice they were there until I was well into the sanding, they blend in pretty good.

This pic shows the results from hand planing on the right, and sanded with 120grit on the left.

Sanded to 320grit and wiped with mineral spirits.

Sanded to 320grit and wiped with mineral spirits.

I eased all the sharp edges of the table so it feels smooth to the touch everywhere.

View from other end of the table.

Two of the stone inlays, there are around 10 of them across the table.

Close up of a stone inlay.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 06:23 PM

Beautiful! Love that Juniper (the wood, the aroma, and the grain). This project will definitely be worth all the effort you’ve put into it when finished!

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#2 posted 01-17-2012 07:10 AM

This is really progressing nicely. The top looks gorgeous!


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