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#2382799 - 10/05/17 11:34 PM Re: Woodworkers, I have a question about sanders [Re: BIGGERED]
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Originally Posted By BIGGERED
Palm 1/4 sheet and 1/2 sheet sanders are ORBITAL though they do not spin



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#2382802 - 10/05/17 11:42 PM Re: Woodworkers, I have a question about sanders [Re: StrokerPost]
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I don't mind using random orbits when painting. using one to sand between coats I can achieve a very nice nearly piano finish. For sanding wood to be oil or clear finish I always hand sand. Sanding sealer, then sand and another coat followed by ss steel wool are great to prep wood for poly or catalyzed finish.

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#2382979 - 10/06/17 12:55 PM Re: Woodworkers, I have a question about sanders [Re: srt]
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Originally Posted By srt
I don't mind using random orbits when painting. using one to sand between coats I can achieve a very nice nearly piano finish. For sanding wood to be oil or clear finish I always hand sand. Sanding sealer, then sand and another coat followed by ss steel wool are great to prep wood for poly or catalyzed finish.

I don't sand between coats, I scrape with a box cutter blade, ultra slick and levels the sealer, then hit with green or brown scotch brite. Steel wool leaves fine slivers of the metal stuck in the finish. And definitely no poly.
Main rule when sanding wood, start with 80 next 120 - 180 - 220, don't skip a step, for no swirls.


Edited by cudaman1969 (10/06/17 12:56 PM)

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#2382996 - 10/06/17 01:20 PM Re: Woodworkers, I have a question about sanders [Re: cudaman1969]
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Originally Posted By cudaman1969

I don't sand between coats, I scrape with a box cutter blade, ultra slick and levels the sealer, then hit with green or brown scotch brite. Steel wool leaves fine slivers of the metal stuck in the finish. And definitely no poly.
Main rule when sanding wood, start with 80 next 120 - 180 - 220, don't skip a step, for no swirls.


Here's what you need:

Scrapers

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#2383091 - 10/06/17 05:28 PM Re: Woodworkers, I have a question about sanders [Re: StrokerPost]
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stainless steel steel wool, tack rag, wipe with solvent, then air blast for catlyzed finishes (learned from a floor refinisher). Paint coats sand between for best glass-like finish. Much like guide coating and flat-boarding slab sided cars for the best reflections.
Basically it's different strokes for different folks.[url=
http://www.thefurnitureconnoisseur.com/guide-to-steel-wool-grades-for-furniture-finishing/]SS Wool[/url]
I restore a lot of oak and pine furniture ss wool is essential on my projects tht will be oil or clear finished.
Lastly Poly is very good for finishing redwood burls. Many many coats.

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