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Offline Chris Cianci

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Sandpaper choices Cherry veneered plywood?
« on: April 30, 2020, 02:12 PM »
I’ve built a floor cabinet for a coffee station for my office. It’s two sided cherry veneered ply it has Sapele shop made edge banding What grit abrasives would you start with on the ply ? (100? 120 ? 150? ) and where would you stop going up ( 150? 180 ? ???) The public has access to it all day so it is more utilitarian than a museum piece. I’m using the ETS 125 and the finish is a 3-2-1 mixture of , Mineral Spirits , Poly , and Boiled Linseed Oil

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Sandpaper choices Cherry veneered plywood?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 06:23 PM »
Depends on the condition of the veneer. I’d try some 150 on a scrap first. If there are no old scratches left after that go to 220 and be done.

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Sandpaper choices Cherry veneered plywood?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 06:48 PM »
I would start at 180 very lightly and if you don't have 180, 220 then.  Again, very lightly.  That stuff is wafer thin and once you sand through, you'll be kicking yourself.

Offline Don T

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Re: Sandpaper choices Cherry veneered plywood?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 06:51 PM »
I would start with 220. I had some cherry ply that had very thin veneer.
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Offline Chris Cianci

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Re: Sandpaper choices Cherry veneered plywood?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2020, 07:15 PM »
Great I appreciate the guidance