sanding plywood turnings

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Forum topic by wiser1934 posted 453 days ago 546 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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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#1 posted 452 days ago

Hard to answer your question without seeing a picture.

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#2 posted 452 days ago

Sand as needed!



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#3 posted 368 days ago

I recent purchased some ABRANET SANDING SHEETS from 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.

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#4 posted 368 days ago

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 366 days ago

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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