|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 07-02-2016 03:58 PM||507 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-02-2016 03:58 PM
I have some “curly” maple I’m using for a bathroom vanity.
I’m having trouble getting all of the surface smooth and ready for finishing. Most of it is fine…but there are “trouble spots” that I don’t know how to deal with.
Not surprisingly, these trouble spots are in areas that are “figured” or “curly”. That said…there are lots of areas that are even more figured where there is no problem at all.
The picture shows one such area. This board has been planed on the “fine” setting with my DW735, and hand planed and card scraped and sanded ( and cursed at ). Nothing I have tried has completely solved this.
So far, card scraper with NO SANDING seems to get me closest to a good finish…but there are still these trouble spots.
These few spots seem to just “want” to be fuzzy like this. When I have used other boards from this batch, I have always been using smaller and more narrow pieces, and was able to work around them. This project needs some larger pieces, making it less practical to be that picky.
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.