|Forum topic by hiswillus||posted 322 days ago||454 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
322 days ago
Have a question that if anybody could help me out with I’d be eternally grateful. I’m a noob hand tool woodworker working on my first project. Got this cutting board sanded down to 80 grit and have been sanding this surface all day trying to bring this board to perfection. As I got closer and closer I noticed these vague grey diagonal markings that are obviously from my plane iron. At first I chalked it up to sanding always seems like it takes forever but after a full days sanding I’m beginning to wonder if these things will ever disappear. I’m not so concerned with the marks as they are, but that they will be amplified once I apply my finish.
I used a 30 year old wood plane with it’s original blade. I’m wondering what I should do. I have no qualms about working hard and long to achieve a quality result, I’m just wondering if when I get it there that the board will be ridiculously thin.
Two thoughts I had were that I oil my blade with WD-40 after sharpening and that possibly the oil got into the wood but every rectangle on the board has this marking and that seems like more oil than I put on my blade (wiped with a cotton cloth). Only other thought is the marking is from the iron itself. When I found the plane it was neglected so I sanded her off, ground it down, and sharpened it up.
Any help would be great, Thanks,