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Forum topic by Jorgearaujo posted 08-25-2013 07:53 PM 750 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2013 07:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question resource walnut purpleheart maple rosewood tablesaw finishing sanding

So I have been making some iPhone stands and I have started doing 2 tone versions see picture, I have also done dark centers with light sides, using Hard Maple for light colored wood and Walnut, Bolivian Rosewood and Purpleheart for the darks.

The problem I have beed dealing with is, after finishing the construction and cutting the dado groove for the phone and drilling the hole for the cord. When I go to do my final sanding I start at 150 grit and progress to about 220 to get it real smooth.

Problem is when sanding, the dark wood gets the Maple dirty and after cleaning the maple with a damp cloth before finishing I sometimes have some darkwood sawdust in the maple that shows up when I finish.

Any suggestions on how to avoid, or how to better clean the wood before finishing? Oh my finish is 2 coats of Formby’s Tung Oil Finish and then 2 or 3 coats of wipe on poly.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 08:02 PM

Put the finish on before you glue them up.

Nice work BTW.

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