Great day in the shop, did not make a thing!!!


Well about 2 weeks ago i brought home a new to me jointer. Needed a lot of clean up and TLC. Had been sitting for a few years and it showed. My daughter (9) wanted to help clean it up. So i gave her a block of wood and some 320 sand paper. Sprayed the jointer surfaces and let her start sanding on it. She went thru the 320, then the 400, then 600. Got the tables cleaned up nicely. While she was doing this i was hitting the table saw with some 600, some minor rust spots. Then i burned in a coat of wax into the table top. She wanted to do the hand polishing of tha table saw, so she did. Looks great by the way.
Well i am not sure how tomorrow could get any better, but we are going to try.
eric
Georgetown TX
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On Fri, 25 Nov 2005 18:05:04 -0600, "Eric & Crystal"

Try sticking some steel wool under the ROS with a spritz of WD-40 to really make those tables shine!
Barry
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To many swirl marks. Dry 400, then 600 on a block makes for a very smooooth surface.
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Now that that is done, the next thing is to check the table and see how many hills and valleys have been sanded into it. Shiny doesn't mean much. Flat does.

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How about none, not our first rodeo. That is what blocks are for.
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Eric & Crystal wrote:

<g> so just how long are those blocks?
Dave
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It will take one hell of allot of sanding to do any damage to a cast iron table with a sanding block and 320 grit, and finer, paper. It is the first thing I do when I get a new machine, or do a good clean up on one. I know I am too lazy to sand that long! When I bought my Jet jointer I was not impressed with the tables, then I realized I have not "prepped" the tables. A quick sanding with some fine paper and the wood just glided along. Greg
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Maybe you could design a "girl" thing together. Knick knack shelf, shadow box, or a closet clothes hook thing featuring the newly polished tooling.
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That's a bit sexist, isn't it?
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Sounds like a great way to spend the day and a great daughter.
RonB
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On Fri, 25 Nov 2005 18:05:04 -0600, "Eric & Crystal"

Wow, she's got lot's more patience than my 9 year-old son. He'd have made it half way through the 320 and decided that he knew how the rest was going to turn out, then left me to it. :-)

Good deal, enjoy!

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