I was polishing some wood this week and though I should post the results for other LJs that may find the activity and results something they may want to try out.
The timber is recycled Jarrah
Riddled with nails screws and bolts.
This image shows a before and after shot of some timber.
Now a series of rotated images
All well and good you may say but how was it done?
Firstly ensure you have a saw blade…...
Opps Looks like some of the blog has disappered, My sincerest apologies to those reading and wondering why the blog stopped suddenly !!
So continuing on:
......capable of cutting nails fitted to the saw, I am not saying to deliberately cut them but it may happen and you wouldn’t want to ruin a good blade in the process.
I then cut off a end section of the pallet bearer, keeping in mind the timber is not the “normal” pallet timber.
It’s Australian hardwood Jarrah.
I tried to remove the nails but is was not to be so.
I then Knocked out and kept the broken off bolt.
With my disc Sander sanded I then sanded the material back so it was square.
I then sanded on the chamfers.
The block is now sanded to about 60 Grit
The broken bolt was replaced.
Next up I setup my polishing motor and with a calico buff and some Pale green compound (originally sold as compound for polishing Stainless Steel)
Began to polish all the sides, upon completion I used a Terry towel cloth to remove most of the compound residue.
As you can see in the pictures any gaps still have the compound present.
At this stage I do not know how to get it out maybe PASs or some othere LJ polishers can provide some input here.
Later tried to improve the finish by using furniture polish on the block but it did not provide any improvement on the finish.
-- Regards Robert