|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 12-17-2011 10:35 PM||1035 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
12-17-2011 10:35 PM
I’ve managed to get one of my bosses gifts done this weekend but I’m not happy with how it turned out. It looks great laying on the table, but when you put it up to the light you can see scratches. I sanded through 320, then used a lightly damp clothe to raise the grain then re-sanded to 320. Then I put on a coat of salad bowl finish. Let that sit for about 6 hours then lightly sanded with 400 grit. Cleaned off the dust with a lightly damp cloth and then applied a second coat of salad bowl finish working in it with 400 grit wet dry paper.
If you don’t hold it up to the light it looks great – but yikes – I need to fix this if I can so any advise would be appreciated.
The first picture I tried to capture a little bit of the light reflection so you can almost see what I’m talking about.
The second picture show how well it looks if you don’t glare light onto it.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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