|Forum topic by JimRochester||posted 01-10-2016 05:40 PM||588 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-10-2016 05:40 PM
I did a quick search and didn’t see anything so I’ll ask here.
When you have a flat project ie. cutting board, tray, lazy susan, etc., how much attention do you pay to the bottoms? For a long while I was making the bottoms look almost as good as the tops. Plane then sand to 180. Now I’m having second thoughts. Certainly it looks more professional if you flip it over and it looks smooth as a baby’s behind. But in retrospect, you have to plane and/or sand away more material making it thinner, much thinner in some cases, plus the extra time and material to finish something that really won’t get looked at too often.
I understand you have to put a finish on it to avoid it absorbing moisture. But I was wondering how many people sand and finish the tops and bottoms the same?
-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.