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Posted on Finishing and prepping reclaimed wood

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 03:48 AM

I run my reclaimed barnwood through the drum sander starting with 50 grit. It is slow enough going that you can moniter the amount of ‘character’ you want to retain and stop sanding/ go to finer grits at that point. The dirt and grit in this old wood will kill planer blades pretty quick and a planer will remove ‘character’ very quickly. Not to mention the odd nail stub that will ruin your planer blades instantly!

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