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About the Artist
Making a Vase
Bowl Gouge Spindle/Detail Gouge Roughing Gouge
Size Max. Reach Size Max. Reach Size Max. Reach
3/8” 1 1/2” 1/4” 3/4” 3/4” 1 3/4”
1/2” 2 1/2” 3/8” 1” 1 1/4” + 1 3/4”
5/8” 3 1/2” 1/2” 1 3/4” (Chart from Craft Supply USA)
3/4” + 4” 9/16” 1 3/4”
1. Keep the tool rest smooth. Any impressions on the surface of the tool rest will be transmitted or carried over to the cutting edge of the tool.
Aluminum Oxide sand paper is one of the most common wood working abrasives.
Garnet sand paper is a natural abrasive that is still commonly used for woodworking.
Silicon Carbide sand paper is harder than both Garnet and Aluminum Oxide.
Remember this about Sanding & Sand paper
No Load Aluminum Oxide is a great choice of sand paper for wood working.
No load, Stearated or Zinc Lubricated sand paper helps reduce the sanding grit from clogging.
Sand paper works a lot like a saw or chisel or other cutting tool in your shop.
Sanding influences the final finish.
Don't buy cheep sand paper. Grit control costs money!
Industrial Supply Corp. (on line) has quality sand paper and very competitive pricing.
Use dust collection and/or a dust mask every time you sand!
Curt Norman 2/07
The Golden Rectangle The1/3 Diameter Rule