I have some newel posts that need sanding and I'm not looking forward
But I'm sure I'd be happier about it if someone would add an accessory
for a reciprocating saw machine. This would be a type of mandril
which could grip sandpaper. I think the reciprocating action is a
more suited to sandpapering where a newel has multiple radii..both
concave and convex.
You could say. why not use a dremel type tool
with the cylindrical sandpaper thing. But I' can't fancy that
for this type of job
What do you think?
If a flap wheel duffs up the corners then its not a suitable method.
only way of sanding the detail on a newel is by hand. To do this you
have to wrap a piece of sand paper around your finger and rub with a
Hence my suggestion.
I presume you already have the paint stripped off? if not coat the newel
post in paint stripper then cover in tin foil to keep the PS moist.
Leave it for a couple of hours and the paint should flake off when you strip
the tin foil off,you ight have to scrape the nichess of the newel but
basically the majority of paint will come off without any effort.
All you have to do then is clean it up with coarse wirewool which will give
a nice fine surface for staining if thats what you are intending?
The blade method should work fine,but...if not get a suade brush from a
cobblers or key cutter shop which is brass bristles and wont har the wood.
I use one when getting laquer and stain out of old clock case restoring.
In that case a little more Nitromors with steel wool might work. You
need to rub it till the wood is dry and, hopefully, the steel wool then
holds all the gunk. You get through a lot of wool but it usually gives
you a clean finish. One of the problems with strippers is that the
residue soaks back into the wood and solidifies again when the solvent
Bleach (2 part woodworking) might help. Even if it doesn't lighten it
sufficiently, it usually improves the appearance
I was thinking of that precise gadget last week but I gave up hope that
anyone was as clever as me.
You guys should buy shares in the people,; they are friggin phenomenal.
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