How to Get that Glass like Shine on All your Woodworking Projects

Step 1. Do hand sand for all edges and curves

Do the sand for all edges and curves by hand as the machine can’t reach into these edges and curves. Use the same proportion of the sandpaper grits. First, use 80-grit sandpaper to get rid of any blemishes.

Next, use 12-grit and, for the final, use 180-grit. You can use different portion of sandpaper grits but make sure to use different levels as each grit is used to remove deeper stretches and to leave better stretches every time.

Step 2. Clean the wood

After all parts of the wood are finished being sanded, clean the wood from any dusts or anything. Make sure all parts are clean and clear. Inspect that the wood doesn’t have any stretches. These stretches won’t be able to be removed once the wood has been treated to the finishing step.

Step 3. Prepare the epoxy

First, place a plastic bag on any even surface. Then, put one piece of scrap wood. Place the wood on top of this scrap wood. The plastic is used to prevent the overspill of the glue which can cause any unnecessary problems. Mix the epoxy in the cup and, if possible, don’t create any bubbles on it.

Step 4. Pour the epoxy

This step is not quite simple to do. Before pouring the epoxy, you need to determine the exact height. Don’t pour the epoxy too high as it can add any bubble onto the wood surface. Also, don’t pour too low as you can accidently touch the wood product and even leave any fingerprints.

After the epoxy is poured onto the wood, use a paint brush to spread the epoxy to all wood surfaces and corners. Once you are satisfied with the epoxy consistency, drag the epoxy down the wood sides.

Leave for twenty minutes as for the epoxy to set. After 20 minutes, take the blow torch to get rid of any bubbles. Don’t stay on one spot for too long as the torch can burn the epoxy. Leave the wood overnight to set.

Step 5. Do step 4 once again if necessary

If you want to get higher shine on the wood, you can repeat step four. Sand the wood lightly with highest sandpaper grit. Then, take off the elevated spots and go over step four once again.

Step 6. Polish the finished wood

To polish the finished wood, you can use some plastic polish. Use some rag to wipe the wood on and also to buff the wood off.