|Project by jjwoodshop||posted 01-21-2011 05:42 PM||1149 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
So here is a salad set, spoon and “fork”, that I designed and made over the last week. Its a glue up of maple and walnut, free-handed the design, cut it out on the bandsaw, and then worked the shape with the belt sander and my dremel.
I am very pleased with the way they turned out. Finished them over the last three nights with General Finishes Butcher Block Oi.
Here’s is my only frustration, and perhaps ya’ll can shed some light on this subject….
After three days of coating liberally and allowing to soak in the oil, last night I went to rinse these off with warm water and dish soap to put them away. When I did, the water raised the “hairs” of the wood. Before going under the faucet, the pieces were smooth as can be. After I rinsed and dried them my wife picked them up and said “now they are rough”.
So what gives? I did sand (by hand) up to 600 grit. Did I close the pores?? I also did not sand at 320 between coats of oil.
Any tips would be great! And thoughts on overall design would be nice too.
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