|All geared up and ready to start sanding!|
This time I brought a bandana to keep the dust out of my hair, wore proper eye protection, and used an actual dust mask instead of a rag tied around my face. I also had in a pair of very effective ear plugs! It is amazing how well those things worked! They completely blocked out all the chuckles and laughter of the 'real' workers in the shop as they watched my stumble through sanding this old trunk.
|The sanding queen!|
After 130 years, the metal has turned the wood a bit dark, so the Oxalic Acid will help lighten it up a bit. Once the wood has been treated, I will sand the entire thing again with 180 grit and then I get to the fun part, staining! I have so many options with staining, I have to think about that a bit. What would you choose?