|Forum topic by Sawdust2||posted 2200 days ago||647 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
2200 days ago
Just returned from a friends house where I was sanding a glued up board about 30” wide and 3 foot long.
I don’t think it makes a difference but the wood was European beech and the glue was Titebond II.
We had wiped the board gown while the glue was fresh. I had scraped off a bunch of the glue that had fried this morning. When I got to his shop this afternoon we scraped off all the glue that we could get to. We just could not get all the glue right where the boards joined and the wood was not just flat. (Of course, if it was flat I wouldn’t have had to use his wide belt sander.)
After a few passes we noticed that the glue was adhering to the belt so I took one of the gum erasers and tried to get the glue off. And was successful to some extent, but not enough. We continued and moved the board to different spots and to different angles and we finally were satisfied with the thickness of the wood. But there were lots of ridges on the board that we will have to take off with a RO sander.
This is not the first time this has happened so I guess it will not be the last, especially as it seems that even the thin layer of glue left when you wipe the board down will also clog the belt. We’ve had the same problem with poplar, cherry and oak, too.
Just an observation. If someone has a solution it sure would be appreciated Those sanding belts are not inexpensive.
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.