Sanding a Coat Rack

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Use sandpaper to remove any marks that belong on the coat rack. Find out what type of sandpaper to use when sanding a coat rack with tips from an industrial design teacher in this free woodwork video. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi, this is Jon and in this clip we will be sanding our project. Now when I made my router cuts I did make very deep cuts and my router bit wasn't as sharp as it should have been so it left a few areas where there's burn marks. To sand out those burn marks, I've started out with an eighty grit sand paper and I'm just going to take a small piece of that and I'm going to sand along the edges that are burnt and that's going to remove those burn marks. Now the problem with doing this is that if I sand to much in one area it could leave a flat spot and it wouldn't look very good, it potentially could mess up my nice router cuts. A good alternative is to use a sponge sander, now what it is, is it's basically a squishy sponge with sand paper wrapped around the outside. The way this will help it work a little bit better is if I put a little bit of pressure on the sponge. It will form to my router cuts and when I sand it'll be sanding all edges evenly, so that's going to do a better job at maintaining that router cut. You also want to sand all of your faces and edges with the rougher sand paper first. That's going o take down any raised areas or remove any scratches. After that you'll want to come back with a finer grit sand paper and sand your entire project again, and this is going to give it a smooth, soft feel to it and it's going to give you a much end result. Additionally, if there's any sharp edges for instance the top of this router bit cut there's a little bit of a sharp edge. You want to take your sponge sander and just go over that real lightly to break that edge and smooth that over just a little bit so that it won't chip off.