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Discussion in 'Sanding & Finishing - Woodturning' started by Graybeard, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Graybeard

    Graybeard Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    what lighting do you use to check for sanding scratches?
     
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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    I’ve got a couple old overhead lights that were gifted to me from an old medical office. I put really bright LED bulbs in them.

    The other things that seem to help me are varying the angle of the light and wetting the surface with denatured alcohol.
     
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    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I don't have any special lights, but when I really want to check out a sand job or finish, I take it out in the sunlight...
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I've got one of those lights on a reel hanging from the ceiling that I put a bright LED bulb in, I pull it down and hold it at an angle to see scratches. Tony
     
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    I have a 30" goose neck mounted on the wall behind the lathe. I picked up a small (silver dollar size) 100 watt outdoor spot light from HomeDepot for about $10 and mounted it. I dampen with mineral spirits as DNA flashes off too quickly for me. Setting/moving the light at an angle revels the shadows in the valleys.
     
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    Graybeard Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hey Doc, I've heard sunlight causes scratches. :lol2:
     
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    Nubsnstubs Where is it??? Full Member

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    You better watch it Doc, you might become sterile if you don't use gloves. :sorry:That's all I got, Folks............. Jerry (in Tucson)
     
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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    I’ve already been neutered, so it’s all good!
     
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    That explains alot:lol2::sofa:
     
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