I did a V-Carve with a flat area clearance in VCarve. The wood is some old maple (I think) from a 1960’s chemistry lab. I’m getting massive tear-out. Since I have to finish this job, just wondered if anyone has any tips or recommended tools on how to sand without disturbing the already-stained top. Last time (different wood, however) I did two coats of 1/2 lb shellac, but some of the stain chipped during the cut, so I didn’t do it this time.
The ram’s head is only 6" tall, to give you an idea of scale.