On 2016-03-19 20:15:29 +0000, Electric Comet said:
Yes. but depends on the wood. A real soft wood like Big Leaf maple it
would make no difference. But a real hard wood like Kingwood or
Rosewood I often 6000 to 12000. I always sand until I can't see any
difference between the last grit and the current grit. Then I usually
go one more girt
30+ years ago I worked in my spare time for a violin shop. They
sold inexpensive Chinese violins to beginners but we always had
to set them up properly, as well as rehair the bows. As the violins had
been crudely varnished, we used a pumice/oil mix to rub them down and
then rottenstone/oil to give them a softer gloss.
when do you decide on a paste versus a really high grit paper
there are polishing papers for lenses for example but historically
lenses used polishes
polish was specified for a dobsonian telescope but a high grit
polishing paper would also work i think
I think you'd have a hard time getting the paper to conform
well enough to the shape of the mirror. Usually telescope
mirrors are polished using a blank with the complementary
shape, with just a very thin layer of polishing compound.
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