|Forum topic by rut||posted 07-24-2012 12:24 PM||1064 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-24-2012 12:24 PM
So I’m progressing on my kitchen cabinet project to the point I have all the carcasses built, the face frames put together, and just finished routing my stiles and rails for the raised panels.
I now notice that some of the stiles/rails are not completely smooth along the routed areas. There is some kinda rough feeling grain on the small curved section. So I’m thinking I need to sand this down to get it perfectly smooth for a decent paint job. Then I look at how many I have to do and I’m thinking this is going to take a week to sand these by hand.
I can’t help but think that most shops don’t do this or they have a specialized sander to do it. This is soft maple wood and I used new router bits (from Sommerfeld tools) and made 3 passes (from shallow to full cut).
So is this normal to still have to sand this much or will the primer help cover this and make it smooth and I should fuss too much on it? Is there a more expediate method to sand these sections?