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post #1 of 8 Old 07-25-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, I've notice when sanding across a mitre joint in oak I'm leaving scrath marks on one side (across the grain) as Im sanding with the grain on the adjoining piece. I've been using a flat sander and I wondered if a random orbital would be better. I'd appreciate any advice.

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Hi all, I've notice when sanding across a mitre joint in oak I'm leaving scrath marks on one side (across the grain) as Im sanding with the grain on the adjoining piece. I've been using a flat sander and I wondered if a random orbital would be better. I'd appreciate any advice.

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I would use a ROS.



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i concur use a random orbital

Old wood workers never die thay just get dry rot
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Hi all, bought myself a random orbit sander and what a difference it makes to my work. I now know that I dont have to worry too much about glue marks or little differences of height in joints because the sander will take care of it and leave a very smooth finish.

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ros s are good

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Jiroma:

I like to glue up miter joints so that the excess glue will not be a problem for later varnish. Mostly for picture frames.

I cut my stock first to long lengths and then I varnish all sides, several coats.

After well dried, I dado or cut out the waste where the picture and glass will be inserted.

Now I miter cut my sections to size and glue it all up. Any excess glue or glue that would otherwise spill over to the finished face side will end up on a varnished piece of wood. This glue will not soak in, will easily wipe off and leave a clean finish. If sanding is required, no problem. Sand and then varnish when done.

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good idea. My stuff tends to go along the lines of: idea for project......think about it for a few days.....sort out the wood......mill to size .....build.....think about finish. In future, depending on the job I'll consider the finish ....at the start.

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Circular maybe?
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