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Metal and wood finishing techniques and supplies

  • Abrasive Backing Materials
    • Designations, weights and uses of the most common paper, cloth and fiber backing materials for sandpaper and abrasive belts and discs.
  • Abrasive Grains
    • There are several naturally occurring and manufactured grains used to make abrasive papers, wheels, stones, etc., each with characteristics more or less suitable for a particular application.
  • Abrasive Grit Sizes
    • This table lists the grit sizes used in making sandpaper and abrasive belts, wheels, stones and hones used for sanding, sharpening, and polishing, etc.
  • Abrasives - Definition Selection and Use
    • What is an abrasive, how does an abrasive work, how is an abrasive made, and how do I select the right abrasive for the job?
  • Kitchen countertops and sinks
    • Here are some of the many choices available to consider when selecting a counter top material.
  • Sam Maloof's Finishing Technique
    • This wonderful description of Sam Maloof's wood finishing technique was published in Woodshop News.