Let the sanding begin.

The board is all assembled, glued and out of the clamps for a day… off to the drum sander to true up both surfaces…[there is always a little slip] …top and bottom.

This is done slowly avoiding any burning of the endgrain.. which will require more sanding to remove..

Then begins the multi steps of Random Orbital Sanding… from 80 grit through 100, 120, 150 and 220.  Lastly a burnish with 1500… optional.

Here we are after the first sanding with 80 grit… notice the vacuum attached…no dust…

I have sanded the sides and rolled the edges..

This close up showcases the tightness of the joins and why it is important to sand the glue joints prior to glue up…

After working through the grits the board will be flooded with Grapeseed Oil… drop by tomorrow and see how the grains and colours POP…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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5 Responses to Let the sanding begin.

  1. Lew says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Larry!

    Can’t wait to see this with the oil applied!


  2. That’s some great grain in there. Like Lew, I can’t wait to see it with the oil on it.

  3. Pete says:

    ugh sanding, my least favourite job!

  4. Michael Wurm says:

    That is a lot of work. Never realized the extent of sanding you do. No wonder they make your eyes bug out when you see them finished. Beautiful grain and wood.

  5. Yaakov says:

    Lookin’ great Larry!

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