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Forum topic by chrisstef posted 04-12-2010 02:26 AM 1111 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-12-2010 02:26 AM

Maybe a rookie question here but how do you folks smooth out those lives edges .. spokeshave? ROS?

Ive got a couple of pieces of reclaimed oak with live edges on em and was curious as to how to keep those live edges and make em smooth.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#1 posted 04-12-2010 02:58 AM

I use a drawknife, spokeshave, wire brush, sand paper and steel wool.


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#2 posted 04-12-2010 03:11 AM

Same as Timberwerks plus I use rasps and card scrappers.

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 04:13 AM

4000 psi pressure washer, wire brush, sandpaper.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 04-12-2010 04:39 AM

I would say, use anything that works. The tools you use will be determined by the look you want, the type and grain of the wood and finally by the actual shapes and curves of the wood. Don’t be afraid to be creative. You would be surprised by what you can do with a dowel with a piece of sandpaper wrapped around it. Also, once, I “BORROWED” a spoon from the kitchen and made myself a curved scraper out of it.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#5 posted 04-12-2010 02:47 PM

Thanks for all the advice fellas, i guess ill just throw the whole tackle box at it.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 04-12-2010 04:54 PM

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