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Metalworking tips, techniques, tools 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?
  • Sources of Metals and Metalworking Supplies
    • This page is a collection of links to sources of metals, metal working tools and supplies, and machine shop tricks and tips I've come across.
  • My Power Tools
    • Information about a few of my power tools.
  • How To Sharpen Hand Tools and Knives
    • Eventually I hope to write my own page on sharpening but in the mean time I've collected some links to articles devoted to knife sharpening.
  • Stainless Steel Types and Properties
    • I use a fair amount of stainless steel in my metal crafts and jewelry and I've gathered some information about stainless here.