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CNC Kitchen Table Finishing

CNC Kitchen Table Finishing CNC Kitchen Table Finishing is our topic today. Now that our projects milled and sanded, what do we do with it ? Do I stain it ? Do I paint it ? Keep it a single color or add multiple colors to it ? What steps can I take to protect my investment? How will we seal it ? Can I leave it natural ? These are all questions we’ll address here shortly. Log Materials Our projects made from softwoods purchased locally. Log furnishings are mostly made from softwoods so we’ll look at finishing techniques best suited for them. Pine, Cedar and spruce are common log furniture materials. They require specific finishing techniques. Cedar and pine both emit saps and oils. Sealing prior to painting or staining prevents bleed through. Look at a quality sanding sealer for this purpose. Sanding wood sealer locks the porous material.…

CNC Town Sign Finishing

Sanding CNC Town Sign Finishing starts with sanding. Sanding removes marks and damages during the fabrication process. Milling marks from tooling during the engraving process being the most common. Working with softwoods ? These materials are more susceptible to damage over their hardwood counterparts. With the correct steps taken softwoods make beautiful signage for any project. I’ll discuss below the steps taken for our cnc town sign. CNC Town Sign Finishing The equipment for our cnc town sign finishing are minimal. Most of the equipment you”ll already have. If you decide to purchase it there’s not a large out of pocket expense. The physical tools our shop uses are mentioned below. Orbital/Vibrating Sanders  Orbital and vibrating or sheet sanders are the most common sanders. Both are reasonable to purchase and simple to operate. The orbital will more efficiently remove scratches but the vibrating sander has its place also.Vibrating sanders will…

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