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11-19-2013 12:28 PM

Embarking on my Scary Sharp journey and asking for any recommendations on brand(s) of sandpaper to purchase or sources for online purchasing. Local stores don’t stock much finer than 800. Seen an option at Peachtree that looks like a good one, but thought I’d check the crowd here for suggestions.


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#1 posted 11-19-2013 12:35 PM

Try your local auto paint suppliers. They often have wet or dry sandpapers in grits as fine as 2000 and 4000.


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#2 posted 11-19-2013 12:59 PM

Amazon has decent prices on 3M paper with no tax and free shipping if you’re order enough other stuff (or a lot of paper).

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 01:05 PM

Good answer Don! The auto sandpaper outlast any other i’ve tried. The ramdom orbit disc are much better also. My cousins owning a body shop is how i started using it.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 01:51 PM

Might check Klingspor. I can’t remember how fine of grid they go but they have great sand paper.

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 11:37 PM

Lee Valley carries the 3m psa paper which is commonly used for sharpening in the finer grits. Shipping is a killer though if that is all you want. I got mine when I ordered some other things I wanted from them.

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 12:19 AM

Autozone carries some variety packs that run through the grits up to 2500. That’s what I’ve been using lately and I actually need to go restock my paper supplies.

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 04:04 AM

Richard, et al,

Thanks for all the tips. I hadn’t thought of auto supply stores, but I called a local Autozone and they stock several pack and multiple grits, some beyond 2500 (which is as fine as I am planning to go).

I’m excited to try this out. I bought the Veritas MkII and have 6 planes and a spokeshave I’ll be tuning up this weekend. Also have a sheet of plate glass so I think I’m set up.

Thanks again gents!!

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 04:13 AM

2,000 is as high as I go and often to only 1,500.

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#9 posted 11-20-2013 04:19 AM

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#10 posted 11-20-2013 04:36 AM

I buy all mine from . All the way up to 3000 grit and decent price.

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#11 posted 11-20-2013 04:48 AM

Try a paper grocery bag … I don’t know what the equivilant grit would be but it works GREAT!

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#12 posted 11-20-2013 05:58 AM

+1 on the super grit site. Those folks have always done me right.

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#13 posted 11-20-2013 07:46 PM

The Diamond Lapping Film you can get from Lee Valley has gotten rave reviews. It is supposed to long outlast standard sand paper. I haven’t had a chance to try it myself yet, though.,43072

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