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dirtfishingman

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Need some input
« on: July 08, 2019, 07:02:43 PM »
Guys I need some input here.  Making over a performer that I picked up for $10

Made a pallet wood top and repainted the parts I’m using and dropping in my LE red head.  So here is my question I have a palm sander and the pallet planked I used are up even.  I was going to keep it like that but got the idea of sanding it flat or kinda flat I kinda like the uneven look but didn’t want sharp edges.  Well what should I use to sand this bad boy the palm sander is doing the job but lots of paper to round these boards.

Think if a belt sander or do I use my dermal with a wood sanding bit to round my edges flat then sand with the palm?

Then the stain
I want a darker look .  I want it high gloss so after the stain a few layers of ploy gloss for sure but what colors u think go good with black and red


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pancho2017

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 05:11:45 AM »
Looks great!

I'd probably use a planer to get the top to a even surface then do a final pass with the sander.

YardBurner

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 10:51:39 AM »
Are you trying to round  the edge of each board
or the perimeter of the whole table top?

Either way a sander is not the tool to use.
A router with an 1/8 or 1/4" roundover bit would knock
it out in a single pass.
Then follow up with the sander for the final touch.

toolhead

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 11:06:18 AM »
If you dont own a planer and dont want to buy one..you already have the solution...sander and lots of dust.

Get some 60/80 grit for heavy removal first passes is what i would do

I wouldnt buy a planer just for this project..but if you have other uses...

Grills

toolhead

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 11:11:02 AM »
Id take another half hr to cut out piecea to toe nail in triangular bits to fill in the gaps at the end unless you have those gaps there for a reason.

Try polyshades if you wana save a step in staining..its AIO stain and poly

Grills

dirtfishingman

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2019, 05:39:34 PM »
Thanks guys I didn’t have a planer but forgot I had an angle grinder and flap discs got it the a smooth finishing for me with 36 and 60 grit I got an 80 and 120 then palm sanding higher ones.  Decided after doing it for some time it was easy to add texture with the grinder and had fun doing it


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dirtfishingman

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 05:40:44 PM »
Here some photos now thinking what color looks good with black and red.  A few guys said black stain


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dirtfishingman

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2019, 08:01:58 PM »
True black stain is done and poly is next


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Walchit

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 01:30:48 PM »
I didn't think I would like the black stain when you mentioned it, but it actually looks really good black, I bet once you get a good coat of poly it will look even better

dirtfishingman

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 07:17:24 PM »
She’s mounted just waiting for the 1st layer of poly to dry so I can sand and apply another coat


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jmike314

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2019, 07:06:17 PM »
Man....that is looking real good. Fantastic work.


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dirtfishingman

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2019, 04:43:20 PM »
Almost done need to put the finishing decor in it and done.. the Spar looks wet still it’s drying but will be matte


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Walchit

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2019, 01:01:06 PM »
Killed it!

Is it actually a one touch platinum? Or is it missing the front and back panels? Its dope either way

DaveG74

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2019, 08:26:46 PM »
The wood pattern looks fantastic, nice build!
I swear, when I score a great deal on a 26" I'll stop buying grills... So often.

dirtfishingman

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Re: Need some input
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2019, 03:37:44 AM »
Pretty much done


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