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Re: Planed vs. Sanded
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Re: Planed vs. Sanded ()

Sgian Dubh
Interestingly David, in the second set of pictures upon which you've attached labels, it seems to me the sanded surface under the shellac finish provides a more even, richer (somewhat darker maybe?) and less blotchy appearance. I prefer it.

In your first set of images from your first post there appeared to be differences in appearance, but I couldn't tell which was planed only and which was sanded.

Admittedly, the quality of your images aren't great, and viewing photographs of even superb quality isn't a patch on looking at something for real, so it's possible I'm missing some subtle nuances, but there it is. Based on what I can make out in your 'challenge', sanding (presumably after some planing of that small sample) prior to polishing appears to yield a superior surface than one prepped using planing alone, and sanding would therefore seem to provide a surface that polish enhances better than planed only. Slainte.

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