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Posted on Teach me your finishing tricks: bandsaw boxes

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Nicky

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#1 posted 470 days ago

The glue lines could be due to uneven surfaces. If your using a mechanical sanding method, like your spindle sander, the glue will heat and possible leech around the glue lines. I don’t think this is a glue problem. I’m just thinking out loud.

End grain will absorb a lot of finish. Hard to say how many coats, but keep applying, you’ll get to a point where it evens out. Cedar is a softwood, and I would sand up to 320 or 400. I’d use wax as the final polish (after the oil has cured). The drawback with wax is that you could not put another coat of oil, and that may be just fine for a bandsaw box.

-- Nicky


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