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I'm building a small couch tray table out of Red Oak. The top is 3/4" thick and measures 14 3/4" X 24 3/4". I made the top by gluing up 3 boards. The top is not dead flat. If I lay a straight edge across it I can see light in a few spots. I've been sanding to try and get the high spots down. I don't have a planer or wide sander. I loaned my belt sander and it hasn't been returned. I have a random orbit sander but don't think this will do it for me. There aren't any woodworking close by. I'm going to stain and use an oil based poly on it. I've used poly quite a bit and I'm wondering if the self leveling process will help make the top flat?
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Did you know that sanders bite? While sanding cutting boards for Christmas sales with my ROS with 220 grit paper on it, the cord got stuck on the edge of my work bench. So I gave it a good tug and it came loose much easier than I anticipated so the sander ended up hitting my left hand cutting it deeply in the soft flesh between my thumb and index finger. Good thing I was using 220 grit instead of 80 grit. So after bleeding all over the garage floor getting to the paper towels, I got the bleeding under control and then wrapped it up and headed to the clinic to get it sewed up and now I got 6 lovely stitches. So I took the rest of the day off from working in the garage and will get back to it tomorrow.
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