I got this very nice set of Quilted Maple for a project (I posted a
picture of the wood on ABPW) and it has been planed with a LOT of tear
out where the grain reverses. My question is: should I put this
through a wide belt sander to get rid of the tears or scrape or some
combination of these?
Size of each piece of wood (I have two) is 9.25 inch by 22 inches.
Thickness is slightly less than 1/2 inch and I'll be happy if the
result is at least 3/8 inch. I'll be finishing with Danish or Tung
Either sanding or scraping would work. If you have a drum sander,
then that's certainly the way to go.
You probably know that you can reduce some of the tearout by using
very sharp blades and by dampening/wetting the surface prior to
sending it through the planer.
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