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Forum topic by H Dorrego posted 03-27-2009 02:09 AM 1339 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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H Dorrego

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03-27-2009 02:09 AM

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Has anybody had to deal with stick marks in wood before? In this case poplar. Any ideas on getting them out. If they can be removed. How deep can they run? I tried planing off app.1/16 and belt sanding .Thought that it would have to be essentially a stain and that it would come out. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.

-- H Dorrego

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 03:35 AM

Every time I ever had sticker marks on my wood ( and it happens occasionally) they’ve planed out without a problem.

-- -JimmyC...Clayton,NC- "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"

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#2 posted 03-27-2009 04:12 AM

If you use different type of sticker than what the wood is it can stain your wood. Also if you use to wide of a sticker it can cause the wood to start to rot just in that spot and it can go into the wood a long ways. You should use a sticker no wider than 1 inch and should be at least 3/4 of a inch thick 1 inch is better. Some woods are worst for getting sticker stain than others. Also if the stack dryed to slow you can get sticker stains a lot easier. Try planing off some more to see how far in the stain goes.

-- alaskan79, Michigan

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David Freed

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#3 posted 03-28-2009 02:33 PM

I have had sticker stain in poplar that would plane out on the first pass, and I have had it go so deep that it would not plane out at all. I took one board down to 1/4” just to see how deep it was and it was very noticable at 1/4”. There isn’t anything you can do to get rid of it except keep planing till its gone.

-- David, Southern Indiana

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Al Killian

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#4 posted 03-29-2009 01:26 AM

For light colored woods, they sell speacaicl sticks that don not stain the wood and they allow better air flow.

-- Owner of custom millwork shop

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#5 posted 03-29-2009 01:58 AM

“For light colored woods, they sell special sticks that do not stain the wood and they allow better air flow.”

I made my own. Below is an end view

The ones at this site are actually better, but more costly. They have patented this design.

-- David, Southern Indiana

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