Starting from a cube cut with a chainsaw (so its rough), supposing I
wanted plane, sand and polish the 6 sides to make a beautiful
ornamental piece, tha shows the patterns well inside the wood. Just
something to look at, that's all. I'd appreciate a few tips on how
best to go about this. I am planning to plane the faces, then sand
down until I'm using the finest paper. But I'm not sure about the
cross-cut ends, if its even possible to do this on those two sides, or
on any side if its cut out of a knot.
Any suggestions welcomed.
On 22 Nov 2004 13:41:23 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Dean Brown)
Depending on how big it is, I'd probably do the initial smoothing on a
belt sander to hog off most of the rough stuff, then use a cabinet
scraper to finish it off. It's certainly possible to smooth and
display endgrain, though how well it will look is going to depend on
the species of wood. You're probably going to want to use a sealer
before applying any stain to the end grain.
Well, the heat you generate power sanding would certainly make a lot of end
Planing is the answer. Did some nice annual ring demos for one of our
science methods teachers using a LN low angle smoother.
Don't oil, shellac for best definition.
Good luck with the radial splits.
The blocks are around 2x6x6 inches. So you guys recommend a hand plane
rather than an electric? I already have a dewalt electric and its
great, I have just never tried it on anything like this. Thanks all,
I'll give an update one day:)
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