end grain cutting board sanding

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Forum topic by jems posted 04-08-2010 02:50 AM 2101 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2010 02:50 AM

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is it just me or does it take alot of hand sanding on a end grain boards. what sanding method do you guys use

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#1 posted 04-08-2010 02:59 AM

Well, first I go with the belt sander to get things down as much as possible. Then I try a card scraper to do my best. Sometimes the POS sander…. Then it ends up being a ton of elbow grease.

Unless you are fortunate enough to have a drum sander….

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#2 posted 04-08-2010 03:04 AM

Look into the V Drum sander, you can look into my project folder or just search in the above search engine. It just the ticket for end grain or any finishing sanding.

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#3 posted 04-09-2010 04:26 AM

I made Spagnoulo’s end grain cutting board w. rock maple and purple heart. It was my first project with some help from a friend who actually OWNS tools. The sanding took a really long time. A drum sander would be nice for end grain. i’m assuming that you cannont thickness plane end grain(because he didn’t offer to do it).

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#4 posted 04-09-2010 04:41 AM

Sanding the end grain will stop the dark stain spots you will get without it. it is worth the work. I have a drum sander and I do not know how to sand end grain on the drum sander. I think it just takes work

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