Walnut and Oak Entrance Shelf #2: Routing Template, Sanding

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Blog entry by superstretch posted 04-12-2011 08:07 AM 1383 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Tonight I was finally able to use the 1” flush trim bit I got at Lowes the other day and trim back the edge of the shelf top to the template.

With the template removed:

Finally, after getting the edges sanded and the rounded profile made more round (with my new Rikon 1” belt/5” disk sander), the top/edges/ends sanded with 400 grit, and a quick wet down (to raise grain and get some of the dust out of the walnut grain):

Next up is making final cuts to the backsplash and support and assembling!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 04-12-2011 08:07 PM


Looking good.

I really like that piece of oak. Excellent QSawn with major rays…

Keep up the good work.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 04-12-2011 08:11 PM

Thanks! That’s actually one of the least wild pieces of QSRO I have. Unfortunately, as I started planing it down, I started finding a lot of blue/black discoloration (see the back, right corner). I expect most will be covered up by the backsplash though.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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