Originally Posted by Joli
If you have lots of trim.........this is an invaluable tool. A truly fantastic way of dealing with trim.
I thought about one of those but bought a cordless Bosch Hand sander like this, as being only an occassional user it is hard to justify (and store!) everything
Freemans Bosch Cordless Orbital Sander PR10
The "pointy bit" works well onboard and no cable to strangle meself with
But as I was looking again at my hand sanding
efforts (Bosch is on the boat!) this morning.....I decided not good enough
....so bought another Sander - a Makita 1/4 size, I ummed and arred about if this was too small - but will give it a go (probably the next one will be 1/3rd - I seem to be working me way up!).
The only piece that I am very happy with was an experiment
- at the start of the thread I mentioned about putting Sanding
Sealer on BEFORE the wood stain.......and despite the good advice here (and what it says on the bottle!) I decided to give it a go anyway
- but only on the reverse of a nice bit of small mahogany. I tried some photos, but is hard to see the difference - but it really seems to have added what I can only term as a rosy rich depth
to the colour - looks good enough to merely give a quick polish to
, whereas the good (??!) side looks dull and flat (like freshly cut moist Fruit Cake vs a month old slice of wedding cake
) - will give both a couple of coats of varnish
to see what happens next........probably an accident
Maybe it stops the woodstain sinking in too far and is therefore the equivalent of 1/2 a dozen coats?? I dunno (or care!) looks grrrrreat, but early days yet - more experimenting to be done - fortunately I am messing around with trim from the Forepeak which houses the head
and the storeroom - so a workmanlike finish can cover a number of failed experiments.....
....but be good to have my approach sorted before I tackle the Saloon
........been reading about using shards of glass as a scraper on old varnish (and water
staining) on veneer that does not dig in (yeah, I can see how that will go on my fingers as well!)....I will mull that one over a bit more.
BTW useful to read about the Epoxy
approach, will be tackling some external varnish work later - and am keen to try out "a longer lasting approach".....my past interior
work has always survived with the odd clean and polish - so I am not bothered about Epoxy
at the moment.