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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 12-30-2012 01:36 AM

The belts will actually leave a finer surface than the grit size would indicate. You are moving a lot of abrasive material past quickly.

600 grit seems awfully coarse for a hand plane. They will cut much more sweetly if you bump that up to 1200-2000 grit.

I don’t know about the size you need for yours but you can also get leather belts to fit some sanders for getting serious with some fine polishing.

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