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Forum topic by mbs posted 10-30-2016 02:28 AM 479 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mbs

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10-30-2016 02:28 AM

I put a coat of minwax wipe on poly on a sanded mahogany panel. Then I glued a edge on the front of the panel that was intended to be flush with the top. I had a very slight mismatch of the two surfaces so I pulled out my hand plane and made them flush. I hand sanded the planed surface a little bit then applied another coat of finish.

When I look a the surface, I can tell a distinct difference between the planed area and the sanded area. I’m not sure if its because there is an additional coat of finish on the sanded area. Should I sand it down or keep applying finish?

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#1 posted 10-30-2016 03:59 AM

Of course it will be different. I assume you sanded to some normal grit like 150-220. Hand planes give much smother surface than that. Besides if you look under a microscope you will see that the sanded surface it torn with lots of fibers sticking out while the planed surface is evenly cut ( depending how good you are with the plane). The sanded surface is going to take the coat better.
If you tried to stain it the result would be disastrous.

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#2 posted 10-30-2016 04:03 AM

I hand sanded the planed area with 220 just to scuff it up a bit. I didn’t stain it – just applied the wipe on poly. Are you suggesting I sand it down to bare wood?

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#3 posted 10-30-2016 04:29 AM

Nothing wrong with sanding it down. In fact I sanded off all the stain and clear coat from a table top recently 5 times ! Before I got it right.

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#4 posted 10-30-2016 05:30 PM

I sanded the entire surface down. It only took 2 hours and looks good.

thanks for the comments.

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