Questions about refinishing cutting board (not for cutting) with polyurethane.

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Forum topic by SandBlock posted 02-19-2015 03:32 PM 1052 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2015 03:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question maple sanding cutting board

I removed the original polyurethane from the top and sides of the cutting board with 80 grit sandpaper and a sanding block.
How best to sand the rounded edges and corners?

I was advised to use 180 or 220 grit next before applying new polyurethane.
Is it better if I go through the sequence of grits 100, 120, 150 and 180 before using 180 or 220?


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#1 posted 02-20-2015 03:54 AM

You might read THIS. Why you go from courser to finer is to remove the fine surface imperfections and/or scratches left in the wood from courser sanding.

As to sanding irregular surface, you can wrap sandpaper around a piece of closed cell flexible foam and and it form to your shape for sanding. There are also abrasive pads which are foam backed in different grits which you can buy online or at a good woodworking supply.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 11:38 PM

Thanks. I used a sanding backing pad (Meguiar’s E-7200) for the edges and corners.

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