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Forum topic by TrBlu posted 06-25-2012 11:07 AM 748 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TrBlu

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06-25-2012 11:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut padauk maple lathe router

I am working on a project that includes Walnut, Maple and Padauk glued tightly together. There is a lot of router work and sanding involved.

The routing has deposited some of the Padauk and Walnut dust in the grain of the Maple.

How can I life the colored dust out of the Maple, so the Maples true features show?

Also, what do I need to do to sand this project without driving more of the Padauk dust in the Maple?

I think the project will finish well, if I can keep the colors from running together.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tim

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim


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Woodworker_Collins

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 11:16 AM

Im not sure how you could take the dust out but to stop more from getting in you could try pore filling the maple

-- Adam, Ireland, http://www.youtube.com/user/AdamTheWoodworker

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#2 posted 06-25-2012 04:55 PM

I’ve had that happen with some of my guitars. Usually, a light wipe with lacquer thinner on a rag takes it off. Not a big deal.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 05:00 PM

Air hose at an angle?

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#4 posted 06-25-2012 05:03 PM

tennessee got it

that’s what i do

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 06-25-2012 05:05 PM

In addition to the above suggestions, you can also try vacuuming.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 06-25-2012 06:01 PM

Would scraping have this same problem?

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#7 posted 06-25-2012 06:19 PM

The dust is noticeable when sanding with rougher grit, as you go to finer grit, the maple doesn’t have pores like walnut, and there’s nowhere for the colored dust to collect as the scratches from the sandpaper get smaller. After you pass 320 grit, there’s not going to be any color in the maple. After I start using 320 and finer grit, I use wet or dry paper that’s sold at auto parts stores for use on paint and wet sand with pure tung oil, thinned 50-50 with thinner.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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