Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: in the back country of Idaho
sanding burled logs - flexible belt sander?
burled logs have lots of curves, cracks, and odd shapes that eliminate standard sanding techniques.
several companies sell expensive 1" and narrower belt sanders that might handle this problem. However, the pictures of them on ebay and their description leaves a lot to be desired. I'm looking for a hand held, electric sander that will quickly sand these features. Please advise me what to buy that is affordable. thanks!
My project is to make a hand rail and posts out of fire burnt burled timber for my stairwell. If it works out well; then I will also use them for fence posts and rails.
Next question; what would be the best coating to use for the fence posts and rails? The coating would have to be glossy and very high resistance to ultraviolet light, weather, and water. We get some pretty bad weather here!