I scavenged this piece of Huon Pine from a renovation some time ago, we were pulling out some old cupboards and doors.
Its the bottom panel from a door and if you check my Door what door? Blog you will see it there.
Size was 620 mm x 450 mm x 10mm
There was about eight layers of paint/varnish on each side.
With a half sheet sander and 4 x sheets of 40 grit I set to work
The A side in progress
The B Side I didn’t take a in progress shot
The A side finished
The B side finished.
Don’t mind the foot!
Once I had the layers of paint off I ran it through the drum sander with 120grit, I was not game to let the drum sander loose on it first up due to the high risk of clogging up the belts..
Its going to be the base for my Sloped Side Tray if I ever figure out how to do the joints.
The reason I used it was the fact it was a single span piece of timber and will look very nice in the tray.
Spent another day on it trying to figure out the cutting of the joints.
So a break from a very frustrating project was well received.
A word of warning,
Sanding materials from old houses with paint on them may expose you to lead based paint dust as you work, so make sure you have and wear a dust mask and if you can, hook up the vac to the sander
-- Regards Robert