This time around in our time lapse woodworking series I'm sanding a pair of Canadian Black Walnut panels that will be assembled into a frame and panel. The panels have been re-sawed out of a 2'' thick board to allow for a beautiful book match, I showed the process in the previous video Re-sawing 2'' thick Canadian Black Walnut
I first start out with 220 sandpaper on our festool RO150, then to 320, 400, 500 and finally a sheep wool pad to burnish and pull out all the remaining saw dust from the pores. By sanding with a special abralon pad ( 500 grit ) we are sanding down into the pores removing the fibres that would typically raise up and create a rough surface once finish is applied. It really amazes me and especially our customers how beautiful and shiny your can make a piece off wood without finish, and because of our sanding process out surface remains silky smooth with a natural look and feel. We will apply our hand rubbed oil-resin finish once the panel is assembled and the outer frame is sanded with the same process. Although our time lapse videos make it seem that custom fine woodworking is a speedy process it is not! I think to make this video was almost 2 hours of total working time
I have already done a dry fit with all the parts and you can see the frame laid out next to where i'm sanding, the panels are 1/8'' narrow to allow for expansion and contraction inside the frame. I apply Titebond 3 high strength glue to the joints being careful so I do not have uncontrollable squeeze out. Apply adequate clamping pressure and leave over night, once dry we have a beautiful book matched walnut frame and panel that will last for generations.
Thanks for having a look I hope you enjoyed the video.