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Forum topic by Sawdust2012 posted 279 days ago 401 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sawdust2012

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279 days ago

Good Evening.
I am trying to make some bottle stoppers which I finish with danish oil, then buff with a 3 wheel system. It seems there is no limit to the sanding. I seem to spend geological amounts of time with 230 grit paper before moving to 600. If there is the slightest flaw in the surface it is magnified when buffing. Is this just the nature of the beast or am I doing something wrong?


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Loren

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#1 posted 279 days ago

End grain is the trickiest to sand to a polish. You may want to
experiment with grain fillers. Tool marks on end grain of turned
work can be particularly troublesome to sand.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 279 days ago

Start with a coarser grit to hog off all of the flaws, then and only then, start dropping grit sizes. I always start with 100 grit or coarser. Once you get all of the flaws out the finer grits go pretty fast.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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