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My table top has alternating padauk and rock maple. If I take 220-400 grit to it am I going to end up with pink maple? Would it be best to just take a cabinet scraper to it and call that good?


By the way...I feel like I post a lot. I've had tons of questions on this project as it is my first project of note and I went in to this with very minimal wood working knowledge. I appreciate everyone's insight here.
 

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Not so much the maple, but gettin' yourself and the shop cleaned up is gonna be a nightmare.:laughing:
I've done several padauk projects. Thought I never would get the sanding dust off the lathe and the walls behind it.
It sure is pretty wood.
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Not so much the maple, but gettin' yourself and the shop cleaned up is gonna be a nightmare.:laughing:
I've done several padauk projects. Thought I never would get the sanding dust off the lathe and the walls behind it.
It sure is pretty wood.
Bill
Haha! Ya everything in the shop right now how a nice red glow to it.:laughing:

It is a great eye opener for those who don't think airborne dust is an issue. When you see that pink cloud in the air there is not denying it. I use a respirator in the shop 100% of the time weather I'm cutting or not.
 

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If you have ROS with good dust collection it should not be a problem.

If you do not have dust collection while sanding I would expect some colour carryover.

I connect my ROS to my shop vac and have sanded a project with padauk and maple without a problem.

Scraping also works.
 

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If you have ROS with good dust collection it should not be a problem.

If you do not have dust collection while sanding I would expect some colour carryover.

I connect my ROS to my shop vac and have sanded a project with padauk and maple without a problem.

Scraping also works.
Ok thanks. I've been looking for an excuse to upgrade from my crappy B&D Mouse to a decent ROS, this might suffice. hah!
 

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Ok thanks. I've been looking for an excuse to upgrade from my crappy B&D Mouse to a decent ROS, this might suffice. hah!
I have the Porter Cable 390. I would purchase this again. I hook it up to my Fein shop vac and get almost no dust.

I did have to jerry rig the connection but it now works very well. DeWalt purchased PC a few years ago and sell the same design under a DeWalt badge. Not sure of the model number.
 
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