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bscur

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10-31-2011 10:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question box slip feather slipfeather burned maple belt sander

I built some small boxes with maple slip feathers and just burned them. I thought I’d sand them flush using a belt sander and now they are black. The belt was older- should I get a new belt and try again, or do I need to change strategies? Would a new 220 grit belt do it? Ugh. What should I do?
Thanks


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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 11-01-2011 01:31 AM

What are maple slip feathers?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 11-01-2011 04:58 AM

That is another term for miter splines. In answer to the question, I would try a random orbit sander with 120 to 180 grit and see if I could get rid of the burn marks. I would not use a belt sander on maple splines as burning will happen. Ditto for cherry and Jatoba.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 11-01-2011 05:05 PM

Wet the wood with vinegar, then use the RO.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 11-01-2011 06:38 PM

I would recommend using a card type scraper to remove the burns, then sand to match the rest of the surface.

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bscur

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#5 posted 11-01-2011 07:09 PM

Thanks for all the advice. I got a new 220 grit belt that worked, but I will try the other methods as well. I should have thought ot the card scraper- I love those.

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rance

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#6 posted 11-02-2011 04:49 PM

Sometimes I wish I could get a belt sander with a speed reducer for just such occasions. Next time, not so aggressive on the belt sander, and monitor the temperature of the splines so as to not heat them up. I agree, 220 is not preferred, maybe 120 and go slow.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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shipwright

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#7 posted 11-02-2011 07:00 PM

Sometimes I wish I could get a belt sander with a speed reducer for just such occasions.

Rance, I’m going to get this one before Gene Howe does. Get a ShopSmith ;-) !

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rance

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#8 posted 11-04-2011 06:20 AM

You are biased. A good answer though. Wish I had the room.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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