Janette Harvey Table November 21st, 2018 - 08:39:03
If you want it to not have any of those marks when you and you can use different pressure on your sandpaper, you don't have to push as hard with every pass, depending on the depth of the scratch. That's in there now in this particular pattern of the grain. Here, it's not because it is a burl. It's not like you have a grain like on a regular piece of wood like this here we need to have green run in one direction. So then, if you sand on this, in the opposite direction at the grain runs, you'd have scratches very apparent instead of running it along the grain.
In this case, you have. The grain is all over the place because it is a deformity in the tree. This one here is a white oak burl and when I cut this down, I brought it to a scale and had it weighted with 660 pounds. So they're very heavy is very dense. I had it sawed in two slabs that can make tables. It gets to be a lot of work, but it's it's enjoyable to even just to do this to look at the different greens because you have well when I might polish this with a varnish or epoxy or whatever I decided to put on here.
I could use a boiled linseed oil. It brings out that color really. I used a vibrating sander palm sander earlier on when I went through some of these other grits of paper, but I find you have less control because you can't you can't see every spot that you're sanding when you do that. That's why I'm selectively sanding here! It's maybe painful to watch now I get those deep scratches out of there, so this is a 150 grit sandpaper one thing about this: if you also get a decent amount of exercise and your arms, which isn't a bad thing either this was so smooth and no No it's rough again, but I do see improvements in where it took out a bunch of the scratches that were deeper.
It's harder to see them now, of course, when I get into the finer grits again I'll, probably see some more and I'm Vanessa, maybe just go back over them in certain spots. Just wonder what caused this! You know what made this form on this branch because the branch was only oh, I don't know this thing was hanging on and this isn't even the biggest piece. This is about two foot across, but I have pieces that are, I guess, toward the middle of this burl.