Choice of types

The final quality of any piece of furniture depends in large degree on a correct choice of abrasives at all stages of manufacture. A key factor in performance is the way in which grit particles are arranged on the backing support. Densely packed grains are used to form close-coat surfaces. In theory these should give a greater speed of cut, due to there being more cutting surfaces, but close-coat papers tend to clog rapidly with dust and wood resins. This defect is overcome by spreading the grit more thinly. This type of abrasive paper is known as open-coat, and is generally less expensive and longer lasting than close-coat paper. Open-coat papers should always be specified for use when hand- or machine-sanding resinous woods, or fine sanding lacquered surfaces. Clogging of the abrasive surface with dust is also reduced by applying the grit in a pattern of small dots to the backing support. This is because dust and loose grit is able to escape into the clear spaces between abrasive patches. Stearate lubricated silicon-carbide papers are now preferred for fine sanding of polished work, since the dry lubricant is clean and convenient.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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