Thursday, June 27, 2013

Edge Finishing: No-Buff, High Polish Part 1

To really set your work apart, it comes down to the details.  One detail that will make your finished project pop is a glass-like, mirror polish on your edges.  If you need high-volume, you’ll need to invest in grinders, belt sanders and buffing wheels, motors and compounds (we’ll get to that later).  If you just want a professional look without an entire workbench dedicated to the endeavor, we’re going to tell you how to get it.

Tool list:
·         Dremel (or similar rotary tool) with 120 grit sanding drum head
·         Fine rat-tail file set
·         Foam Sanding Blocks (120, and 180+ grit)
·         Denim/Nylon/Nomex rag
·         Elbow Grease (found next to the board stretchers at the hardware store)

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