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Forum topic by wiser1934 posted 04-26-2013 02:53 AM 579 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wiser1934

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04-26-2013 02:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sanding turning plywood

any feedback on sanding plywood turnings. i used some baltic birch plywood on some salt and pepper shakers. seems to require extra sanding thanks

-- wiser1934, new york


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Wildwood

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 11:08 AM

Hard to answer your question without seeing a picture.

-- Bill

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Lee Barker

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 02:01 PM

Sand as needed!

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#3 posted 07-19-2013 08:37 AM

I recent purchased some ABRANET SANDING SHEETS from www.rubberchucky.com and found it ideal for hand sanding plywood turnings. Sheets come in 80,120,180,240,320,400, 600 grit, and found that working through the grits leaves an excellent finish. Also works well with the lathe at low speed.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 07-19-2013 03:15 PM

Bob Collins makes a good point … Abranet sanding materials are first rate. Our local AAW club buys Abranet in bulk, we cut it into sheets, and sell to members at deeply discounted prices.

I would suggest using a sanding sealer (shellac or lacquer). I would rough sand (80 grit), apply a generous coat of sealer, then start going through the grits.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 03:25 AM

thank you for your input re plywood turnings. i will try abranet. have some i bought long time ago and forgot about. thanks again to both

-- wiser1934, new york

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