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WonderWoman

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I seem to have gona bit haywire with sanding.

I only noticed this once Id stained the wood, I can see scratch marks.
Is there any way i can get rid of them?
 

DaveL

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My guess is that you did not work through the grades smoothly.
Its a case of resanding with the finer grades of paper to get the scratch marks out.
 

DaveL

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Well there is another way, hand scrapers will produce a smooth surface without sanding. Very simple tool, just a piece of steel, a bit trickly to sharpen and needs a bit of practise to use, but the finish is second to none.

Your best of asking about them in the hand tools section, I am not an expert with them and The Slope TM is very slippy. :shock:
 

CHJ

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WW, are you making sure that you sand in the direction of the wood grain?

Even working through the grades some scratches may not be obvious until a light reflecting finish is applied, any scratches missed stand a better chance of blending in if you have sanded with the grain.
 
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