And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
-- Mark 8:24
Wood finishes, whether made from hard wood or soft, have a
particular sanding process. Depending on the type of wood
and what the woodworker is trying to accomplish, he will select
from the following types of sandpaper:
- Course … for heavy sanding and stripping, roughing
up the surface.
- Medium … for smoothing of the surface, removing
smaller imperfections and marks.
- Fine … for a final sanding pass before finishing the
- Very Fine … for sanding between coats of stain or
- Extra Fine … for removing dust spots or marks
between finish coats.
- Super Fine … for fine sanding of the finish to remove
some luster or surface blemishes and scratches.
All of which are made up from a number of abrasive particles
that cut or smooth the wood in varying degrees. The
woodworker will progressively use finer pieces of sandpaper to
get a smooth finish, stopping only when the desired results are
Jesus Christ, the master woodworker, knows exactly which
process to use to remove our imperfections too. Some days
the course sanding cuts to the core when removing the old
paint marks and varnishes of the world. On other days, it’s a
gentle refinement, sanding off dust spots of the past to
prepare for another coating of love, mercy and grace. It’s a
continual process to remove old blemishes and new scratches,
and though we weary of it, He never does. He knows precisely
what it will take for each of us to achieve the ultimate finish fit
for a heavenly presentation.
- That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having
spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and
without blemish. -- Ephesians 5 verse 27
Words of enrichment inspiring hope, faith and trust in Jesus
Bible Reference: King James Version
Scriptures to Reference ...
19. For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God
endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
20. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye
shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye
take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
21. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also
suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his
67. Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others
smote him with the palms of their hands,
68. Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote
- 1 Corinthians 4 verses 10-16
10. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we
are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are
11. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and
are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
12. And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we
bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
13. Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the
world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
14. I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved
sons I warn you.
15. For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet
have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you
through the gospel.
16. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
The Finishing Process
by Sharon Johnson | 08-13-08
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Smoothing out rough spots, wrinkles and