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Forum topic by Bag_of_daggers posted 08-24-2012 06:36 PM 832 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2012 06:36 PM

I understand that you want to sand with the grain of the wood but in this case, I am not sure which way its running. Do i want to sand horizontally across the rings or in a circular motion following the rings?

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#1 posted 08-25-2012 02:58 AM

I would just go horizontaly across the rings. I would also use an oscillating spindle sander if I had one. If you’re planning pn doing a lot of these, Lee Valley has pbeumatic sanding drums that make this a whole lot faster.,42500


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#2 posted 08-25-2012 03:15 AM

I’d go horizontally with a flint paper and with a lighter touch, kind of fast, whisking strokes, as opposed to slow scrubbing strokes, so you don’t pull the softer wood out from between the rings. Let the flint and the fast stroke cut through both evenly.

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#3 posted 08-26-2012 02:04 AM

Thanks guys. I have been thinking about drum sanders. I think I have seen some that you can use in a drillpress. Any opinion about that type? Would that only be useful on the curves or could I also use it on flat surfaces?

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#4 posted 08-26-2012 03:11 AM

The problem with drill press sanders is that, because they don’t oscillate, you tend to wear out one place on the sleeve prematurely. It won’t we long until it would have been cheaper to go with an oscilating spindle sander (OSS). An OSS is tough to use well on flat surfaces, although I guess you could rig up a fence to guide the wood past. Best for concave curves. Belt or disk sanders work well for convex curves.

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