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Forum topic by Don posted 01-30-2011 05:31 AM 835 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don

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01-30-2011 05:31 AM

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Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s ever done this… I spent several minutes trying to sand and buff a dark streak out of a table top today thinking it was a result of not having done a very good job of wiping the oil off of it when I put a coat of finish on it last week. I finally turned it around to get a better look at it under the light and to figure out why I seemed to be getting nowhere only to have it comepletely dissapear. That’s when I realized it was just a f@#$&%g shadow from the crappy shop lights I have. It’s not the first time I have done this and it certainly won’t be the last. I really hope this is not a unique talent of mine…

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.


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Hacksaw007

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#1 posted 01-30-2011 05:51 AM

Had the same thing happen t me years ago. After making a fool of my self, and feeling stupid, I turned it around and got my bosses over to see it and pulled it off on them. Soon they were bringing over people to see the “defect”. It ended up to be the joke of the day. That was 18 or so years ago at Pennsylvania House, while I was working as a repairman. I have since pulled this stunt on a few other friends, you just have to laugh it off! I did.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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brianinpa

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 08:46 PM

Don’t be too hard on yourself. You aren’t the first and won’t be the last person to do this. For me, like you, it was while I was sanding a table top.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Gregn

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 04:58 PM

The use of task lighting when sanding will help to avoid shadow lines. I use Halogen shop lights to shine directly on the project being sanded to avoid shadows.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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tyskkvinna

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 06:57 PM

I do this with stain all the time!

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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