|Project by bkhop||posted 04-14-2007 05:55 PM||8016 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
My wife needed a quick shelf for a hanging quilt – so this was the result. Quick, painless. I tried something new on this one as far as preparing for the finish. I sanded out the oak to 12000 (yes, 12000) using the MicroMesh discs for the random orbit sander. (I use the MM sheets on the lathe a lot and I saw the discs at The Woodworking Shows, so I picked up a set.) It doesn’t really take all that long to run through the grits, which surprised me. The result is absolute glass-smooth wood – and regarding the oak, it felt as though I had filled the pores, but I hadn’t. The result was pretty nice… don’t know if I’d want to do it for every project, mind you, but it was fun to do.
-- † Hops †