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Revealing defects prior to finish
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Re: some clarification ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
Veering this post way off course......

Defects show up in sanding. Nothing ever escapes detection when I sand. What am I looking for? Uniform luster. Shiny and I have not hit it with the grit yet. Duller and this spot is catching sanding dust which signals torn grain that must be removed. When it looks uniform at even 100 grit it will finish perfect (after further sanding to finer grit).

My out feed roll burnishes the last bit of lumber to leave the machine. Some might call this blemish snipe, but I think of snipe as material missing. I must take care to remove this burnish or it will show up in finishing.

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