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Forum topic by ewinger posted 09-23-2014 11:44 PM 1020 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-23-2014 11:44 PM

I have a fellow local woodworker how does not have access to a computer and is having trouble with the finish on butternut wood. The wood was given to him and was told it was butternut. the problem he is having is he cannot get it to sand smooth. best way to describe is it is fussy. can anybody be of any help here

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#1 posted 09-24-2014 12:12 AM

Dampen the wood, that will raise the grain, When it’s dry put a coat of shellac on it. That will stop more fuzzies from appearing. Don’t try to sand to too fine a grit.

Good luck.

There are probably other ways, but that’s how I’ve done it.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 09-24-2014 11:19 AM

Be advised that the shellac will reduce stain penetration. Thinning it to a 1# cut should help the sanding and improve staining. If he is only clear finishing the wood, a light coat of the finish can be used instead of the shellac.

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