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I've been told you can place a special light directly above your workspace and all of the fine scratches in both hardwoods and plywoods will show up...

I've asked local sources and am confused. I've been told a flood light (non-halogen) and a blacklight will work...Also, that there's a light special made for my purpose, but they couldn't remember where to find it...

Can anyone help me find the light 'specially made' for finding fine scratched in plywood and hardwood? What is it called and where would I buy one?

Thank you in advance.
 

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Ah the scratch lights! At my hardware store they are located between the sky hooks and the laminate stretchers:laughing:

Seriously though, I have never heard of such a thing. What you can do is take a drop light and use that. Simply hold it low and at an angle to the surface of the wood and that will show you all the little squirrly's.

Good luck!
 

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Yeah, what Crusader said. Any light aimed at a low angle to the work will show the imperfections. I have one of those clip-on cans with a regular old 60-watt incandescent bulb that works just great.

ETA: Ignore the above. I'll sell you one of those special lights for $499.95. :D
 
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