Finishing Touch A Great Finish Starts With Proper Sandpaper Selection
Finishing touch a great finish starts with proper sandpaper selection is article about Magazine bookmarked by gordon with ID 12527087235 was uploaded on 31-03-2019 and has been viewed 303,792 times.
Sandpaper Photos by Rob Brown It's easy to think that surfaces prepared on jointers and planers are ready for finishing, particularly when working with wood that has a straight grain and a fine, even texture.
Surfaces may look and feel quite smooth, but closer inspection almost always reveals the presence of minute grooves, or ripple marks, on the wood's surface.There are also likely to be areas of tearout.
While the marks may be very small, they need to be removed in order to ensure a first-class finish.Don't think that machines equipped with segmented (aka helical or spiral) cutterheads do any better - they also produce ripple marks that you will want to remove.
The principle here is that machinery (including routers and shapers) are used to dimension your stock, not to prepare surfaces for finishing.That leaves three methods for surface preparation: sanding, scraping, and hand planing.
Sanding is, by far, the most commonly used method, primarily because it's the easiest to learn and the quickest to achieve great results.Sanding isn't difficult, but it is time consuming.To get the very best finish you need to use the right sanding abrasive in the right sequence, the right way - regardless of...