Sanding smooth inlay

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Re: Sanding smooth inlay

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For the routing, i left the bit flying about 1/16" above the actual board surface. I used the miter gauge to drive the board past the router bit while following just the inlay step. Once the inlays were all knocked down to about 1/16" above the board surface, I was able to just run through the planer in very small steps.
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Thanks for the explanation of how you did it, and glad it worked so well.
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OK! Now what is "it"?

8 x 12 'squares'?

Whatever it is it looks good!!!!
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Aha- I was waiting for someone to take the bait :) It seems almost Karmic that it is the infamous Whatsit maker who couldn't resist...

I'll entertain some guesses ... 8x12 is certainly not for tic-tac-toe !
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IF it were 5 x 15 I would have a 'guess'.

BTW What is there to 'resist'? I admit to being curious.
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You got it Ed ! Im surprised someone got it ... are you a history buff?

I'm using the Kowalski interpretation and rules.


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bainin wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:05 pm ... are you a history buff?
Not really, I couldn't remember the name of it and didn't really know that 8x12 grids could be used.
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I'm getting closer now. One thing I havent learned well is the finishing steps. In this case its 2 or 3 coats of polyurethane, but im always wondering
how much sanding between layers is required or if its necessary at all. Between each coat here-I inspected the surface for defects etc and sanded them
a little with 400 grit paper before proceeding to the next coat.

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JMO,, everyone has their own opinions about finishing, I finish gunstocks , head boards , puzzles for kids , picture frames etc , my best looking finishes seem to come after using 220 grit than going to 1000 grit wet sand paper wet with tong oils / linseed oils etc ,all the way up tp 3000 grit it is the same wet sand paper used for automotive and than, 0000 steel wool dipped in paste wax . each coat should require less sanding between coats ,it will leave a rock hard finish once it fully cures out . if you are using spray on poly then a good light sanding with steel wool between one and two coats should be good , steel wool in between will take out the small scratch marks and the dust particles and the poly should be thick enough to fill in any minor scratches . drying time between sanding and poly coats will be important . my .02
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