Discussion in 'Sanding & Finishing - Woodturning' started by Graybeard, Apr 10, 2018.
what lighting do you use to check for sanding scratches?
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.
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...
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
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.
Hey Doc, I've heard sunlight causes scratches.
You better watch it Doc, you might become sterile if you don't use gloves. That's all I got, Folks............. Jerry (in Tucson)
I’ve already been neutered, so it’s all good!
I do wood floors, so we need lights that are portable.. I recently got one of the cordless Ridgid hybrid folding lights and they work great for this.
That explains alot