I’ve almost completed the tool tote project (in pine), but before gluing up I wanted to remove all the pencil marks in preparation for finishing. I plan on finishing with bleached shellac.
I know the pencil marks on end grain can be easily removed by sanding/filing/planing. What I’m unsure of is how to remove the pencil marks running the length and sides of the housing dados. I want to maintain the housing dado’s crisp edges, so am unsure about planing or sanding in case I do damage the edges.
I had a go at using methylated spirits to remove the pencil, and though it removed much of the pencil, it’s still fairly visible.
What are your techniques for removing pencil marks? Is it fairly safe to plane away the marks on the housing dados?
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.