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Forum topic by jeth posted 12-09-2011 10:43 PM 1046 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-09-2011 10:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood surface planing

Hello all,

Just wondering what final surface prep people are applying to woods with very open pores. I find some woods will plane nicely without tearout, leaving behind a surface that looks smooth, is chatoyant or at least shiny depending on the species.. but on touching the surface I can feel a fine “furry” layer rather than the glass smooth surface which we are after.
Interested to know how folks deal with this.. with a scraper, or do you break out the s¿n&p#p%r? (Just being careful, don’t want to cause a galoot uprising round here…)

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 11:23 PM

I do a final pre-finish sanding to 180 or 220 with paper or drywall sanding screen. The first coat of finish always raises nubs that have to be knocked down with maroon scotchbrite. Subsequent coats then go on smoothly.


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