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  • 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?
  • Graule Radial Arm Saw
    • I bought this Graule radial arm saw back in the early 1980s and it has been a real workhorse. The only repair it has needed is new linear slide bearings a few years back.
  • Sam Maloof's Finishing Technique
    • This wonderful description of Sam Maloof's wood finishing technique was published in Woodshop News.
  • 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.
  • My Old Pryibil Industrial Tablesaw
    • I bought an old table saw from a picker friend back in the early '70s for $100.00. It's a well over 100 year old heavy cast iron industrial 12 inch table saw made by P. Pryibil. It's been a real workhorse.