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#1 posted 07-17-2013 06:11 PM

You should slow down your speed and then stop the lathe and sand with the grain. Some of your marks are tool related, but if you only sand with the lathe running then you will get circular marks. I sand with the lathe off and go with the grain. You also need to wipe the dust off after each grit so that any residue is removed so you do not have bits of one grade mixed with the finer grit.
Don’t push too hard and fold your sand paper, if by hand, so that heat build up does not occur.
Carbide tools are okay, but using bowl gouges and a negative rake scraper will give you a much nicer finish.

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