Whichever branch of woodwork appeals to you, the need for abrasives is likely to exist. As with any other item in your toolkit, careful
selection of the correct abrasive for the task and using only proven, professional products will help to ensure high quality results.
We are pleased to be able to offer a range of abrasive products, each selected to
satisfy a particular workshop requirement. Foremost among these are the excellent specialist cloth-backed abrasives, ideal for woodturning, and foam-backed hand sanding pads
for the woodworker that we have sourced from specialist European manufacturers with long experience of specialist abrasive products.Abranet, produced by Finnish company Mirka has proven very popular with many woodturners who like its
non-clogging, dust-shedding properties. We offer this product in packs of single grade strips, boxes of the same or in mixed packs which enable the occasional turner or those simply wishing to try it out to take
advantage of this abrasive for only a modest outlay.
For most woodturners, the use of power sanding techniques has considerably reduced the time taken to achieve a high quality finish on items such as bowls and
platters. With an increasing consciousness of health issues and dust hazards, as well as environmental sensitivity, shear sanding has become more popular recently, using the rotational energy of the lathe itself
to drive the sanding system. We offer both the excellent Grip-A-Disc system in both power and shear sanding versions as well as the more conventional foam-backed pad system represented by the Sandmaster
system from Robert Sorby - again in a shear sanding and power sanding version. This latter system also includes a range of polishing mops for finishing inside bowls, goblets and the like - though if you are looking to take advantage of the considerable benefits of using buffing to finish your turned items, we would strongly recommend that you also look at the
Beall Buffing Systems. For the
dedicated power sanding enthusiast we also offer the excellent neoprene power sanding backing pads from Tim Skilton
Make a great finish your objective, by starting here:-
Coated and uncoated hi-flex Aluminium Oxide sanding cloths for woodturning
Abranet abrasive mesh in sheets and rolls, mix or mono-grade packs.
Power sanding by Grip-A-Disc, shear sanding system and power sanding discs.
Robert Sorby Sandmaster shear sanding system, power sanding abrasive discs & finishing mops
Tim Skilton Power Sanding Pads
General purpose foam-backed sanding pads
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arising therefrom. If you are inexperienced in any aspect of woodworking, we would strongly counsel that you take a course of formal instruction before commencing to practice