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05-14-2009 11:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing sanding woodburning

These might be silly questions, but it wouldn’t be the first time I didn’t know something before I learned it! I am making boxes, and would like to brand and stain them.
Should I sand at all before raising grain?
Should I sand to final grit, brand, then stain? Thanks folks,

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com


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#1 posted 05-15-2009 04:24 AM

I’d go through your grits – then brand – then raise the grain and sand at your final grit then stain.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 05:07 AM

Thank you Betsy. May I ask why this is?

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 07:40 AM

If you do it In the order Betsy suggest it works best ,first sand most of the way,then brand if you must, then raise the grain so when you finish it won’t raise the grain as long as you don’t sand to much. If you brand before you sand then you might sand part of the brand away.

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 02:32 PM

Exactly.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 03:48 PM

Yes Jim I must. I am making LP crates for retail sales and the brand is the company logo. Not mention stylisticly, (is that still a word?) a large part of that “retro” kinda vibe. Back to the topic. If I brand between sandings won’t that still remove part of the brand? I guess I’ll know more when it gets here, sometime next week. I’ll share more about it, (and my new business) as everything gets set up. Thanks again Betsy & Jim.

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com

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