How to sand end grain on raised panels

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Forum topic by Mainiac Matt posted 01-12-2017 03:24 AM 704 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mainiac Matt

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01-12-2017 03:24 AM

I just finished routing my first ever raised panels with an Ogee profile.

Now I’m wondering how to sand the end grain on the Ogee section.

I’m afraid that if I hand sand across the grain, it will still scratch, even though it’s end grain.

Any recommendations?

(Note: the long edges are actually straight, but the camera angle makes them appear curved.)

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#1 posted 01-12-2017 03:40 AM

Different grit sponge sanding blocks.

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 03:55 AM

Why do you want to sand it.The key is to make that profile cut without the need for sanding.
Only after your seal coat then only a light sand with the sponge to knock down the raised grain.
Looks like Bulbinga yikes.

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#3 posted 01-12-2017 04:01 AM

It’s endgrain, so I just sand it crossgrain. By the time I get to 400 or so, scratches aren’t noticeable. Check for scratches by wiping it with Mineral Spririts.

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#4 posted 01-12-2017 05:25 AM

My wife is the master finisher on our interior doors. All she does to the panels is to make sure it’s smooth on the end grain. She works it vertically (along the grain) with the end of a Preppin Weapon block.

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