Can someone give me some good tips on handsanding (to finish)

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Forum topic by LennonsDadsBeard posted 04-10-2015 04:37 PM 520 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2015 04:37 PM

I posted about this in my blog as well. I am making this painter pallet for my wife. And I am ready to begin sanding out the tool marks. It is kiln dried black walnut. This is my first project and I really want to make it look good. I want the grain to pop like it did before I started gouging. Any tips for a newbie?

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#1 posted 04-10-2015 06:16 PM

Create a round form that matches the gauge of the recessed areas. You might use some dense foam for that, something that gives a little but allows you to apply pressure too. Then push a dowel into the ball. Attach the dowel in a way that allows you to turn the ball against the recessed area without the dowel spinning. Then wrap the ball in sandpaper. It should look like a sandpaper lollipop. Chuck it up in the drill press flip the switch and lower your sanding ball into the recessed areas until smooth.

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#2 posted 04-10-2015 06:35 PM

That’s a brilliant and simple idea. Thank you!!

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