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That’s the stuff. Doesn’t look very nice when mixed with the resin, but polishes up well. Looks nice elm and should look really good when fine sanded, filled and oiled.

 

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2 minutes ago, ucoulddoit said:

That’s the stuff. Doesn’t look very nice when mixed with the resin, but polishes up well. Looks nice elm and should look really good when fine sanded, filled and oiled.

 

Andrew

Is the resin on that same page ok?

 

 

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That resin would be fine, but pretty sure there will be cheaper options. I buy the resin and bronze from Alscot in Glasgow and from memory I use their polyester casting resin rather than epoxy.

 

Andrew

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2 hours ago, ucoulddoit said:

I buy the resin and bronze from Alscot in Glasgow and from memory I use their polyester casting resin rather than epoxy.

Me too, pretty sure they do online sales.

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On 28/12/2021 at 12:00, ucoulddoit said:

If the planks have a natural edge which you want to retain, I've found a nylon wire brush and a soft foam sanding drum, both of which can be used in a hand held electric drill, works well for finishing an uneven surface. On a really rough/uneven edge such as a burr, the nylon wire brush can get right into the crevices and leaves a burnished finish which doesn't need sanding. Both are stocked by Axminster Tools and are in the photo below. Would be good to see some before and after pictures of the planks.

 

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Any chance of a direct link to these? Struggling to find them on the site 

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2 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

Any chance of a direct link to these? Struggling to find them on the site 

That's stretching my IT skills a bit, but here goes. Also struggled to find them on the Axminster site, but Toolstation have the nylon wire brush.

 


Non spark filament circular brush impregnated with abrasive grain. Ideal for deburring, surface treatment, stock removal...
 

It's a Black and Decker sanding drum I use. Amazon site says it's unavailable, but this link will let you see what to search for. https://www.amazon.co.uk/BLACK-DECKER-DX32365-Cushion-Sander/dp/B0001IWH52

 

Andrew

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6 hours ago, ucoulddoit said:

That's stretching my IT skills a bit, but here goes. Also struggled to find them on the Axminster site, but Toolstation have the nylon wire brush.

 


Non spark filament circular brush impregnated with abrasive grain. Ideal for deburring, surface treatment, stock removal...
 

It's a Black and Decker sanding drum I use. Amazon site says it's unavailable, but this link will let you see what to search for. https://www.amazon.co.uk/BLACK-DECKER-DX32365-Cushion-Sander/dp/B0001IWH52

 

Andrew

That black and decker sanding drum looks to be discontinued. It’s out of stock everywhere and some places have marked it discontinued.

 

any other solutions?

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