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Forum topic by MsDebbieP posted 06-12-2011 05:40 PM 1282 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-12-2011 05:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: gateway skill sand paper sanding


Responses to a question about sanding, posted on our LumberJocks' Facebook page, received responses that showed the general starting grit for sanding to be around the 100 mark, with one response being as low as 36.

A great comment, by Timothy Dorcas, pointed out that the grits used depends on what project is being created.

What are your tips/strategies/rules regarding the sandpaper used on woodworking projects?

  • what grit do you start with, and when
  • what grit do you end with, and when
  • how do you use sand paper
  • what shouldn’t you do when sanding
  • what are those good habits to develop
  • and?


here are the links to postings here at, tagged as “sand paper”.

(See all LumberJocks' Share GATEWAYS here)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 06-12-2011 06:19 PM

thanks debbie
for the ‘gateways’ link

it will come in handy
now that i am aware of what it is for

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-13-2011 01:43 AM

Here is a little tid bit:

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 06-13-2011 03:05 PM

I appreciate your efforts these are great links.

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 06-14-2011 03:45 AM

You have spent a lot of time putting these together. Thank you for all you do.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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