|Forum topic by 72hw||posted 87 days ago||722 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
87 days ago
So I was at the neighborhood Ace this evening picking up some paper for my ROS. Decided to try the Shop Smith stuff as everyone around here raves about it and as I was going to check out a friendly guy who obviously works hard asked me if I was going to use the sandpaper tonight. He gave me the impression it was too hot outside to sand, but the conversation drifted to other topics quickly and we never got back to it.
Total NOOB question time…
So here’s the deal, I have some bottle opener backer boards I was hoping to get sanded this evening with the intent of putting on a coat of Danish oil once it cooled off a bit. It was around 95 F today in Sierra Madre (Los Angeles) and is currently in the high 80’s at 6:00 PM. My plan was to sand the boards, made of mahogany, wenge and maple, down to 220 grit and then put a couple coats of Watco on them once temps cooled down into the 70’s after dinner.
The weather is supposed to be even hotter tomorrow, upwards of 100 F, but I was hoping to get these new openers done before a big party… You know, lots of beer drinkers drinking beer should be willing to part with some cash for a spiffy magnetic beer opener, right?
Is this a fools plan?
How would temprature affect sanding in a negative way?
I bet the simple answer is expansion and contraction of the grain, but I’m really good at missing the obvious. I kinda don’t want to F them up, ya know?
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