John ... I’ve used wenge a couple times..Here's a new smallish Nessmuk just finished up. 80CRV2 with Padauk and Wenge, with yellow G10 accents. Still needs some final touchup/polishing and sharpening. Seems to me that Padauk/Wenge goes together like ice cream and apple pie!
John ... what oil? Tru oil perhaps?Hi Cush, Normally I'd follow the recommendation from here to wet sand to a slurry from about 320 on up but with two colors it migrates from one to the other (especially the red onto black). So on this one I'm just dry sanding to 1200/2000 grit and oiling the heck out of it then the usual wax and buff. I didn't try taping them off and sanding in 3 operations, has anyone tried that?
Ready for glue op on this kitchen couple, I have to up my bolster fitting game now that I have a file guide. Was too lazy to regrind the tangs and now I have a sloppy fit. Will try to hide it with dust and epoxy and/or colored epoxy. Wood is African blackwood and home stabilized poplar.
I forgot how A blackwood is a b* to grind. Any tips there? Will zyrconium belt do a better job then an AO belt? Ceramics?
very coarse belt (like 60 or 36) to do rough shaping, then go very slow and use sharp belts to refine surface up to finer grits.
Don't use your ceramic belts. They are I think what they call closed grit and you want something like zirconia or AO belts that are open and don't clog as bad. Use a belt cleaner frequently.Yeah, it was just a worn belt. Fresh 60 ripped through it
Those look nice and handy for bigger projects. Another thing to buy...