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  • #16
    Originally posted by Cheeriobowls View Post
    I can't seem to get rid of the fuzziness on the other two.
    Have you tried raising the grain with either water, rubbing alcohol or sanding sealer?
    Raise the grain, let dry and then sand at a slight angle to the grain. This should cut/sand off the fuzzies.
    Success to you!

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    • #17
      Cheerio, if you're going up to 2000 grit, you're not really sanding anymore, you're burnishing the wood. Consider sanding to 320 or maybe 400, then go over the entire carving with a crumpled grocery bag. This is a trick I learned when I was carving birds. Now, I never sand my carvings, I go over the entire piece with maroon scotch-brite, mounted in a mandrel and run my rotary machine at the slowest setting. This cleans and freshens the wood without losing your tool marks.
      Steve
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