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I use non-slip router pads to cushion my "cutting boards & wooden accessories" while I sand them. I'm currently using these pads by Powertec from Amazon.

My problem appears to be that oil from the pads to my works-in-progress somehow. I don't use the pads during finishing - I don't even oil my boards in the same place - but, somehow, these boards leave an oily imprint on my boards as they are being sanded. Is this just the plastic/resin/??? of the pads?

I stack my boards on my workbench during sanding; the weight of the boards will sometimes push the bottom one into the pad to imprint it. Further, the simple weight of one heavy 16" x 20" x 1-1/2" end grain cutting board is sufficient to imprint that board during finishing. This only seems to be a problem with Hard Maple, incidentally, which is of course the main wood that I use.

Is there an alternative product that's better to protect the boards during sanding?

I sand my boards to 320 grit, and am often complimented on the glass-like finish of the boards. I don't want to change that ... but I do want to find a way to not mark the boards during sanding.

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I use non-slip router pads to cushion my "cutting boards & wooden accessories" while I sand them. I'm currently using these pads by Powertec from Amazon.

My problem appears to be that oil from the pads to my works-in-progress somehow. I don't use the pads during finishing - I don't even oil my boards in the same place - but, somehow, these boards leave an oily imprint on my boards as they are being sanded. Is this just the plastic/resin/??? of the pads?

I stack my boards on my workbench during sanding; the weight of the boards will sometimes push the bottom one into the pad to imprint it. Further, the simple weight of one heavy 16" x 20" x 1-1/2" end grain cutting board is sufficient to imprint that board during finishing. This only seems to be a problem with Hard Maple, incidentally, which is of course the main wood that I use.

Is there an alternative product that's better to protect the boards during sanding?

I sand my boards to 320 grit, and am often complimented on the glass-like finish of the boards. I don't want to change that ... but I do want to find a way to not mark the boards during sanding.

Help!
Hello Henry; I use kitchen shelf liner. You can get it at Wally World the Dollar Store or many places that sell cheap. Check this link on Amazon and you will see what I am talking about.



https://www.amazon.com/Duck-1100731-...5837120&sr=1-1
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Agree with Don I use the same stuff. Works for me.

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Hello Henry; I use kitchen shelf liner. You can get it at Wally World the Dollar Store or many places that sell cheap. Check this link on Amazon and you will see what I am talking about.



https://www.amazon.com/Duck-1100731-...5837120&sr=1-1
I use the same thing as Don, but it does leave a imprint, not an oily one but from the dust I think and I have to rub it off before I finish. I usually sand to 320, then seal with shellac then sand to 400 then final finish.
Purple heart has an oil in it I was once told, and sometimes leaves a blush when finished with clear finish.

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shelf mesh from the dollar store...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Same here, shelf liner, or tool box drawer liner. I get it at Lowes.

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Old piece of carpet works too

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I use non-slip router pads to cushion my "cutting boards & wooden accessories" while I sand them. I'm currently using these pads by Powertec from Amazon.

My problem appears to be that oil from the pads to my works-in-progress somehow. I don't use the pads during finishing - I don't even oil my boards in the same place - but, somehow, these boards leave an oily imprint on my boards as they are being sanded. Is this just the plastic/resin/??? of the pads?

I stack my boards on my workbench during sanding; the weight of the boards will sometimes push the bottom one into the pad to imprint it. Further, the simple weight of one heavy 16" x 20" x 1-1/2" end grain cutting board is sufficient to imprint that board during finishing. This only seems to be a problem with Hard Maple, incidentally, which is of course the main wood that I use.

Is there an alternative product that's better to protect the boards during sanding?

I sand my boards to 320 grit, and am often complimented on the glass-like finish of the boards. I don't want to change that ... but I do want to find a way to not mark the boards during sanding.

Help!
Sorry Henry, I forgot to compliment you on your boards. They look great I like your work.
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nice boards Henry...
really nice...
carpet underlayment works too..
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Hi Henry, I have been using pieces of sisal for years. I get pieces that just about covers my work table and as a section wears I turn it around. Also when my sand paper needs cleaning, I leave the sander running for a few seconds and set it down on the sisal. Does a pretty good job cleaning the paper. Works great. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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