Corine Owens Table November 07th, 2018 - 02:54:54
That may be in the live edge aspect of the table, as well as in parts of the table that you didn't notice from the beginning. Let that epoxy hardened completely and then begin your sanding process, starting with 80 grit on an aggressive sander once again, Festool Rotex or a belt sander would be my suggestions. You're gonna start at one end going across the grain and then work your way down to the other, flattening the surface and keeping the sander nice and flat then step up to 120 grit and repeat the same process after that. I move on to my ninety or smaller diameter, Rotech sander and sand all of the live edge, one time to get the sapwood to pop you're.
Then gonna go back with 120 grit by hand and break all of the edges and sand the live edge or sapwood one more time, I'll move on to the top. Once again, with 120 grit on a random orbit, sander I take a pencil and Mark the whole top. This helps me know how far I've gone as well as the timing of my sanding. You only want to go one second per inch per recommendations from the Wood Whisperer himself. Marc Spagnuolo after sanding is complete. You want to wipe the whole surface down with a tack cloth.
This will give you a nice clean surface to begin to apply the finish. The product I prefer to finish all of my hardwood slab surfaces with nowadays is called Rubio mono coat. If you're interested I have a link down below this is not a sponsored build. I just love this product, it saves you a ton of time and it goes on. Silky smooth - and they very very easy to use has very low VOCs as well, which is great during the winter time because you don't have to spray indoors.
Hence why I love it for these type of projects. I like to use hand applied finishes on my slabs, regardless helps me to keep streaks from getting into the finish as well as get in all the crevices in the live edge itself. It's a 15-minute working time with this finish, so I tend to work from the center to one side after about 5 to 10 minutes.
I will rub that out with a clean cloth on the top, then move to the other side of the table and then, after that, move on to the live edge, where I will apply that with a rag by and like, I said, super fast and efficient way To finish a live edge slap. I know a lot of people are doing very similar things in their process.