Getting basswood smooth enough to stain
I have some miniature moldings to make fittings inside a wall mounted jewelry armoire. They are in basswood. The last time I used basswood I could not get a smooth finish on it. No matter what I sanded it with, it had a fuzzy surface almost like flocking. I was all the way down to 600 and it still looked like I had not sanded it. I gave up and stained and finished it anyway but the surface is prickly.
WhatÂs the secret?