November 11, 2005

How to make a Tackcloth

A tack cloth is one of the best ways to remove sanding dust and grit before applying a finish. One method of making your own tackcloth was suggested by one of our woodworking customers!

  • Soak a piece of cheese cloth in water, wring it out
  • Soak it in turpentine, wring it out again
  • Drip enough clear varnish on the cheesecloth to make it "tacky" all over
  • Store in a zip lock bag to keep from drying out

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Basic Sanders

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