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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi there, new to this forum (and woodworking). I stripped and sanded a table that was previously stained and finished. I’m pretty happy with the result, but there are some dark blotches and I’m wondering if there’s any way to get rid of them. I sanded it all down pretty thoroughly & tried some...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Well, the job was so close to being completed. And then I messed up the finish. What happened was that I applied finish to one side and then let it sit too long. Something came up and it ended up sitting for a good bit. When I came back over I wiped off the finish and flipped over to start the...
  3. Wood Finishing
    Hello! Just finished sanding this table but it left these black marks. Can someone tell me how to remove them? Thank you!
  4. Wood Finishing
    I am hoping someone on this forum may be able to advise me on how to go about removing the stain from my wood flooring. I live in an apartment in NYC and I was testing different methods to clean my outdoor cushions. I lay a tarp down in my living and begin cleaning the cushion with an oxiclean...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm planning on sanding (to clean) and re-coat with wood conditioner our butcher block countertops and island. Sizes are 13 x 2.5ft, 7 x 2.5ft and 6 x 3.2ft island. Do you think 1. An orbital sander is easier to work with than a palm sander? 2. Would I need respirator or breathing protection...
  6. Project Showcase
    I’ve had all of my sanding supplies just stuffed in a box – actually three boxes and I’ve long wanted a place for everything so I can find it, get it, and store it. Because of my situation I need a couple of features 1) it had to be mobile. 2) it has two slip under my Table Saw wing and 3)...
  7. Wood Finishing
    have worked with purpleheart before with no problem. now have a large piece cut to size for a table top. having trouble sanding--whole top was sanded with 220 grit, but the wood does not look "clean". have 2 photos will try to upload. hope you guys have some suggestions-- mike cava
  8. Wood Finishing
    I'm making a coffee table out of Maple wood . I'm not sure what kind of maple species I have but it's not curly maple . I'm using General Finishes water based dye stain, and the top coat will be General Finishes High Performance water based poly. What grit sanding paper is advisable to sand down...
  9. Project Showcase
    Hi my fellow woodworders, I just built a mahogany dining table out of my own design. I attached two pictures here and want your suggestions on finishing it. I have sanded the table top with 200 grits and then 320 grits and then applied two coatings of clear Danish oil. I notice some areas...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    The house we just bought has a sunroom with rough pine (or maybe cedar? not sure how to tell) siding in it. We would like to paint it white to brighten the space up, but I think this will look best if the wood is smooth (like shiplap). Wondering what the best approach to achieve this is. Should...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello to the WWT Community, I've been looking for a discussion board where I can find advice on some beginner projects which I'm planning to undertake as part of me finishing a home renovation. Very excited about this site! I'm also on Homebrewtalk.com. The crew who we worked with for our...
  12. General Woodworking Discussion
    I recently took my belt sander, set it on its side and set up a fence that allows me to make beautiful strips as thin as veneer. If I ever get into inlays, it means that I can use interesting wood that I might have, and I won't have to buy large pieces of veneer so I can get a small piece that I...
  13. Wood Finishing
    Hi all, I'm refinishing a 100 year-old oak decorative mantle, and I could use the advice of those more experienced than I. I was told that the mantle is made of quartersawn oak, but I'm not sure about that. The mantle likely was original to our 1917 house. I'm planning to refinish the...
  14. General Woodworking Discussion
    This may seem like a dumb question but I am trying to work on my sanding principles when it comes to woodworking. I am gluing two 2x4 pieces of wood, fresh from the lumberyard, together. Is this the kind of thing that I should be sanding before I glue? They seem like a perfect shape and size at...
  15. Wood Finishing
    All, I've researched this a bit and have found some conflicting answers, and I would like some experienced opinion on the subject, if you all wouldn't mind chipping in your two cents. I made a chest for my partner's sister and husband as a wedding gift out of cherry - just a simple exposed...
  16. General Woodworking Discussion
    N00b here, so apologies for my ignorance - I recently was given access to an 120 year old barn to take as much wood as I'd like. Plan is to use it for an accent wall - I've seen several posts for and against sanding it before assembling. The last thing I want is to lose the texture and color...
  17. Power Tools & Machinery
    The project is moving slowly but surely. I wanna create a CNC machine but with random orbital sander on the head of the CNC. I will move in two axis like on picture below. I made some SolidWorks model ob the machine. I also made the physical metal construction already but I stopped cause of some...
  18. Design & Plans
    Hello! I have a question: What surface do you use to sand the wood on? You need friction, so some idea would be really good rubber or sth? What do you woodworkers use to fix the material which you want to sand (so the material wont move and escape) and so on? Thanks so much!;);)
  19. General Woodworking Discussion
    First of all, I am a total newbie so please (please) excuse the newbie talk. Here is my challenge: I've been refinishing furniture for about a year and have a large table I am working on. I found out the hard way that Minwax's so-called "stainable" wood filler (yes, I fell for it) is quite...
  20. Wood Finishing
    Hi, I'm applying matte water-based polyurethane to my douglas fir table. Up until this point I've been sanding between coats with steel wool, BUT, I just read that this is a bad idea, because the steel particles can get trapped in the finish and eventually rust. Yipes! It's still too early to...
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