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Old 08-08-2017, 03:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
McKenzie Penworks
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Hit the wood with some denatured alcohol or something prior to applying finish to really see any lines, etc that might be there. Obviously darker woods are going to show them more. 320 grit is usually plenty for hiding the sanding lines but if you ONLY sanded with the lathe running there are usually some circles that show up later and remind you to sand with the grain. A light touch is going to be better than a heavy hand. Pushing hard means scratching, not sanding. I've had my share of pens I had to turn/sand the finish off of and start over because of lines in the substrate. This last one I did with aluminum segments was a bear...
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