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Forum topic by athomas5009 posted 03-25-2016 10:54 PM 848 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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athomas5009

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03-25-2016 10:54 PM

Well today I spent a solid 8 hrs in the shop today sanding. I have 2 jewelry boxes I started a while back that were about 85% finished.ball that was left was cleaning up missed glue spots, filling small gaps, shaping inside corners and final sanding

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.


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#1 posted 03-25-2016 11:07 PM

The only thing worst would be sanding mdf all day.
That’s what I did. :>/

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#2 posted 03-25-2016 11:36 PM

Yeah that does suck just as bad if not worse. About a month ago I did the same thing for a walk in closet. It was 8 med-lg boxes made out of mdf that was painted. I was picking brown boogers 2-3 days later lmao!

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#3 posted 03-26-2016 12:22 AM

I used to dread sanding, mostly due to tearout and defects in the wood. It took a lot of time to sand away tearout and feather the spot so it wouldn’t be noticeable. Ever since I switched to a helical head on my planer, things have been much better. Just quickly work through 120 and 150 to change the scratch pattern, as there are really no defects to sand out.

The other thing I really appreciate is Klingspor sanding discs. I use the vd9000 series and they seem to last quite a while.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 03-26-2016 12:53 AM

I hear you on the helical planer. This summer I’m getting a 8” helical jointer for sure. If I have the spare cash I’ll order a 15” helical planer too. My current straight blade planer had fresh blades so tear out was minimal. I like to sand my boxes to 220 which adds an extra round of sanding and I turn slowed the process down.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#5 posted 03-26-2016 12:56 AM

I am upgrading my jointer and planer to helical heads as we speak. A lot cheaper than buying new.

I am a big fan of using a smoothing plane for all the flat surfaces rather than sanding. Saves a lot of dusty miserable work.

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#6 posted 03-26-2016 03:19 AM

hand planes and scrappers. I have had a bad batch of polyshades that has never dried and this is my first time sanding in a couple of years minus and it sucks now just as much as i remember it sucking.

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#7 posted 03-26-2016 03:50 AM

I love scrapers. I sand curves or chamfers. That’s about it.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#8 posted 03-26-2016 06:34 AM

Scraping changed my life, and headed me in the direction of planing, which really changed my life. I still meet the occasional wood I can’t perfectly smooth plane, but then a few scraper strokes takes care of most remaining rough patches and only fine sanding is needed. Curves still get me though, I’m not the best at using spokeshaves.

-- Allen, Colorado

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