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    so i stained my box today, i think its birch or maple, not sure. it went good and after that dried i applied 3 coats of polyurethane gloss to finish it up with a little more than an hour drying time between them. now to my question. i plan to do another coat of gloss tomorrow but can i sand it lightly with high grit sandpaper to get a smooth glossy finish or will that mess with the stain or gloss? im trying to get a piano like gloss finish or close to it. thanks.



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    Re: staining/glossing

    this was just after the 2nd coat of stain and 2 coats of gloss,



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    I think the earlobe curls helped the most. Less weight but more reps. It helped with the endurance to fight off ear fatigue.

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    Re: staining/glossing

    Yes, you can sand it sand it with high grit sandpaper or a scotch pad between coats.




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    Re: staining/glossing

    Scotchbrite or probably around 1000 grit. Can also sand the final coat and wax it. Just do a search on Yahoo or whatever for the proper steps...




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    Re: staining/glossing

    Steel wool and wax work great for the final coat.




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    Re: staining/glossing

    hmm i didt think about doing a final wax coat. what kind of wax are we talking about here?



    Quote Originally Posted by James Bang View Post
    I think the earlobe curls helped the most. Less weight but more reps. It helped with the endurance to fight off ear fatigue.

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    Re: staining/glossing

    you should've been sanding in between coats.



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    Re: staining/glossing

    i lightly sanded before the last coat of gloss with 180 grit but i think it turned out good for what it is. the wood could be in better shape and i didt know i would be staining it, so there is sandpaper scratches on it form the 60 grit.def, learned a lot from this and the next stained box will be perfect!
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    I think the earlobe curls helped the most. Less weight but more reps. It helped with the endurance to fight off ear fatigue.

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    Wow very nice man that looks real good very nice. be sure to check out my build thread see how i finished off my box.




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    Wow very nice man that looks real good very nice. be sure to check out my build thread see how i finished off my box.
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    btw nice job on that box



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    Re: staining/glossing

    Looks good... Would have looked better if you rounded over the edges of the box though. Stained birch is **** as hell!



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    looks really nice and unique



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    Re: staining/glossing

    thanks guy, i plan to switch out the red sued amp racks with stained wood as well to match. i def. would of rounded over the edges but i dont own a round-over bit sadly. would of helped with the look of the port for sure, but how it is there is no port noise what so ever



    Quote Originally Posted by James Bang View Post
    I think the earlobe curls helped the most. Less weight but more reps. It helped with the endurance to fight off ear fatigue.

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    Re: staining/glossing

    you should trim out the edges to cover the screws and joints. that'd look cherray



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