I reciently made trip to North Carolina and while there I stopped in and visited the local The Klingspor Store. The most interesting thing abut the store is the sandpaper. Klingspor is a sandpaper manufacturer and one of the side effects of are leftover pieces of sandpaper as they are cut from the roll. In the not so distant past these remnants were thrown away. They now take these remnants and throw them into a 4’x4’x3’ tall box and ship it out to one of the stores. These store then sell the sandpaper remnants by the pound. I have seen grits from 40 to 1000, the paper in different shapes/sizes and different types of backers. The coolest thing is walking into a store putting a twenty down and walking out with a huge array of various grits and sizes of sandpaper of your own choosing. Turners would love the 1” wide 220 grit 8’ long belt of paper. With the odd shapes and sizes I needed something to turn them into usable pieces of sandpaper. I started with a 12” hacksaw blade and worked everything else around that. I used a couple of washers to provide the spacing between the board and the blade. I then drew the lines to the most common cuts I use.
-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"