kench Posted July 28, 2004 Report Share Posted July 28, 2004 Everytime I sand my flamed maple top I get tiny parallel brown lines perpendicular to the sanding direction.. When I sand it through the grain direction I mean.. and when I sand acrooss the grain.. I get tiny little brown points instead of those lines... It is hard to describe and I've never seen anything like that on any tutorial I've seen on net. I wish I had my digital camera here now so I can shoot a photo and post it. It happens most when I use coarse papers like 80 or 120 grits... At first I thought they are burnt lines because I was using a power tool to sand.. but it also happens when I hand sand it very smoothly. And they are very hard to remove... 220 grit paper doesn't really work either. I just realised that they are very deep just to sand and remove it with finer papers. Chisels work better but I just finished the carving the top today and I got lots of those lines.. and I don't want to use a chisel on it and ruin the smooth carved top. Because it will require coarse sanding again. I'm thinking that they are the pores of the wood that they came together as I sand the surface. Is there a solution to get rid of them on an already carved top? Sanding for days with 220 or finer grits? Btw.. I just saw those lines again on the surface that was cut by a table saw. So it's not happening only when I sand it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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