Snapped these last night just before getting busy with the sanding. I tested things out with the belt sander using 80 grit, then got more ambitious and went down to the extra-coarse 36 grit. Worked ’til midnight last night, focusing on the quarter-inch deviation between the living room floor and that ripped border.
Getting there. This is a ton of work. Last night before jumping in the shower, I was completely covered in dust. Imagine if Gandalf was a surfboard shaper.
By the way, I quickly realized that the question “Will the stain come off during the sanding?” is a very stupid question. Duh. TOTALLY GONE, going down to bare wood.I’ll be restaining things after the sanding.