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Forum topic by wiser1934 posted 04-25-2013 at 07:53 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2013 at 07:53 PM

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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 04-26-2013 at 04:08 AM

Hard to answer your question without seeing a picture.

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 at 07:01 AM

Sand as needed!



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#3 posted 07-19-2013 at 01:37 AM

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 07-19-2013 at 08:15 AM

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.

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#5 posted 07-20-2013 at 08:25 PM

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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