Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Sandpaper scratches on turnings?

Roly (So Cal)
>last night as I was trying to finish a platter on the lathe, no matter what I tried, I just could not produce a smooth finish without sandpaper scratches. Does anyone have any tips for this sometime turner about using sandpaper. I try to get the smoothest finish possible prior to sanding, but as I progress through the grits to finer and finer, the scratches are still there. There must be some technique that I am not aware of, and I am open for suggestions. Thanks in advance.........

Roly, (been Rollin' all my life, literally)

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