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rmoore

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01-19-2012 04:02 AM

I am refinishing a kitchen table for my boss at work. On the apron there is a detail groove. It’s shaped like a rounded V. I am trying to figure out the best way to clean the stain out from it. If it was flat it would be easy to do on the router table, but the apron is round. Please, give me some ideas how to do this.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn


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#1 posted 01-19-2012 04:17 AM

Make a scraper that matches profile of groove. Scrape it out.

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 04:23 AM

I’m with Canadian, scrape it out. Shouldn’t be to hard to make a scraper from an old hacksaw blade etc.
Let us know how you solve this.

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 04:23 AM

it’s a bead..

You can…

wrap sandpaper around a pencil, then sand it away,
quarter a sheet of sand paper, then fold it in half. Bow it to fit the shape, and it will follow the groove, works surprisingly well, the paper will follow the shape of the groove better, and take no more than an appliance would.

Make a scraper.

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#4 posted 01-19-2012 05:20 AM

In past i used wax. Poly or every other finish will go down, and after that, you can easily take the rest down with sand paper. It’s quick and with no scratches. I used that for handrail and 12 wooden oak posts, which my customer wanted to re-stain for darker tone. And that really helped for detail curves

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#5 posted 01-19-2012 05:29 AM

Thanks to all for the ideas. I was thinking of a scraper. I will need some type of guide for it to keep it in the groove. In spots it is very shallow. I also need to duplicate it later. My boss wants me to make a leaf for the table, too.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#6 posted 01-19-2012 03:36 PM

Round it off to fit the groove. Make it long and clamp a couple of pieces of hardwood sideways on it at the depth of the groove. Don’t use sketch-up so I can’t draw a picture. Hope this helps.

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#7 posted 01-19-2012 07:30 PM

of course, you could also just re-route it to. which would remove most of the finish, then sand it. would also make the grove consistent again.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 03:41 AM

Thanks, guys. I made a scraper from an old hacksaw blade. Worked like a dream… minus the sore fingers afterwards. Howie, I’ll use your idea for the guide when I get to the leaf.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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