|Forum topic by orlandodave||posted 05-20-2014 02:21 PM||1141 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
05-20-2014 02:21 PM
Howdy everybody. I’m Dave. First post. Awesome site. I’ve been lurking for a while as I am just getting into wood working and don’t have a whole lot to contribute at this point. I hope to soon though!
I just found out my dad has a whole stack of heart pine boards from this warehouse loft he disassembled and said I could have it. I am in love with some of the heart pine work I have seen, especially from oicurn2it2. I’m currently trying to acquire a scrub plane to reproduce some of his finish texture.
My question is, how do a prepare the wood for finishing without removing the cut marks from milling which adds so much character? Obviously I can’t plane or sand too much. Should I sand with fine grit or maybe a wire brush?
Thanks everyone. Here is a sample of the wood. Some of it is weathered on one end, which will probably have to be cut out.