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All about sandpaper. Looks at natural abrasives, manufactured abrasives, the basics of sanding, and sanding tips.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER May-Jun 1988 (v.4#2) pg. 34

Tip on improving the useful life of triangular hook-and-loop sandpaper for detail pad sanders.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 21

Increase the useful life of the sandpaper triangles used on detail sanders.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 1998 (v.21#11) pg. 16

What you should know about choosing and using coated abrasives (sandpaper).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1980 (v.3#8) pg. 42

Different grits. What are the different minerals, backings, adhesives and bonds used in the manufacture of sandpaper.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1981 (v.5#2) pg. 58

Sandpaper savvy. Tips on the use of 80 and 120-grit sanding belts and 80, 120, 180 and 240-grit hand sanding to do all rough and finish sanding when making furniture.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 8

Merit's Model 1K6 Grind-O-Flex sanding wheel is tested.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #173 Jun 1976 (v.26#5) pg. 21

Tip on reinforcing the back side of sandpaper.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 43

Advice on sandpaper selection when sanding a painted wood surface.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #329 Jun 1992 (v.42#6) pg. 14

Sanding and sandpaper tips. (1) Reviving clogged paper. (2) Storing paper in stacking letter file trays. (3) Ripping sandpaper on the edge of a table saw. (4) Leveling uneven chair legs. (5) Examining for sanding scratches prior to finishing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 30

How to make a cut-and-fold sanding pad.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #379 Jun 1997 (v.47#6) pg. 18

Tip on reinforcing narrow strips of sandpaper with duct tape.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #387 Apr 1998 (v.48#4) pg. 19

Tip: Apply double-sided tape to the back of sandpaper when hand-sanding rounded objects.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 16

Tip: Use course sandpaper to grip small pieces of wood and hold them while you sand the other side.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 18

Tip: Reinforce narrow strips of sandpaper with fiberglass strapping tape for longer life.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 20

Some facts about abrasives used in sandpapers.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 51

Tip: How to fold sandpaper in quarters to get the best possible utilization.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 14

Tip: Shop-made two-faced sandpaper will adhere to a flannel-covered sanding block.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 8

Tip: Increase sandpaper's life by backing with contact paper.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 10

Sandpaper. An overview of the wide variety of choices.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 52

Tip on using 3M's no. 2 Feathering Disk Adhesive to attach sandpaper to sanding blocks, discs, pads, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 14

Tip on folding and layering sandpaper to make it last longer while hand sanding.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 18
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 16

How to identify and handle stearate-coated no-loading sandpaper when using waterborne finishes.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 24

Making sense of sandpaper. Knowing how it works is the first step in choosing the right abrasive.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 62
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 6

Tip: Prolong the life of sandpaper by applying duct tape to the back.
HOME MECHANIX #688 Aug 1985 (v.81) pg. 30

Sandpaper basics. Tips on using regular sandpaper and liquid sandpaper.
HOME MECHANIX #713 Sep 1987 (v.83) pg. 16

Tip: Reinforce sandpaper with peel-and-stick shelf liner.
HOME MECHANIX #736 Aug 1989 (v.85) pg. 77

Tip: Reinforce sandpaper with duct tape before placing on finishing sander.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.14#7) pg. 72

A guide to coated abrasives for hand and power sanding, steel wool, nylon web abrasives, and loose abrasive grain material for tumbling, grinding, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 97

Tip: Use correct paper to prevent sandpaper fill-up when sanding between coats of varnish.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1981 (v.6#1) pg. 97

All you ever wanted to know about sandpaper but were afraid to ask. What is available in coated abrasives and what do the numbers mean.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1978 (v.67#8) pg. 29

Different grades of sandpaper discussed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #495 Aug 1969 (v.65) pg. 100

Sandpaper, the most important tool in model making. What is available and tips on its use.
MODEL AVIATION Jan 1995 (v.21#1) pg. 32

Tip: Roll sandpaper into a cone shape when you need to sand small, tight places on your woodcarvings.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Winter 1979 (v.10#4) pg. 31

Tip: Use coarse nylon net, instead of sandpaper, between coats of paint.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1981 (v.9#12) pg. 283

A simple explanation of the many different kinds of sandpaper commonly available.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1983 (v.11#4) pg. 87

Tip: Use emery cloth to get a smooth finish on turned objects that have been stripped of paint.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.12#1) pg. 33

Tip: Attach masking tape to back of sandpaper to prolong life.
PARENTS HOME May 1981 (v.5#8) pg. 2

What you should know about choosing and using abrasives, paper-backed, cloth-backed and steel wool.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1969 (v.131#4) pg. 186

Workshop minicourse. Using sandpaper.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1979 (v.151#3) pg. 67

Workshop minicourse. Using abrasives.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1984 (v.161#1) pg. 111

The secret of precision woodwork.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1964 (v.184#2) pg. 121

Choosing and using the right sandpaper for wood finishing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1966 (v.189#2) pg. 124

Sanding secrets of a pro. Chart shows recommended grit schedules for common shop woods.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1972 (v.200#3) pg. 114

A guide to sandpaper and other coated abrasives. Includes tips on sanding do's and don'ts and a detailed abrasives-selection chart.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1977 (v.211#1) pg. 106

Tip on reinforcing garnet paper backing.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #71 Mar 1993 (v.12#5) pg. 10

Sanding secrets. A guide to what sandpaper to use when, and why.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #93 Nov 1996 (v.16#5) pg. 50

Tip on making inexpensive sticky-back sandpaper for triangular-shaped detail sanders.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #101 Mar 1998 (v.18#1) pg. 28

Sandpaper savvy. Advice on choosing the right abrasive, shop made sanding blocks and sanding sticks, and a box for storing full sheets of sandpaper.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 76

Tips on using wet/dry sandpaper to control dust and reduce clogging.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #67 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 75

Tip: Extend life of your sandpaper by reinforcing with duct or masking tape.
WOOD MAGAZINE #13 Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 16

Know your woodworking abrasives. Looks at coated abrasives, steel wool, finishing pads, pumice, rottenstone, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #20 Dec 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 50

Tip on reinforcing the back of sandpaper so it will last longer.
WOOD MAGAZINE #44 Aug 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 15

Spray adhesive on the back of sandpaper lengthens its life when used on a sander pad.
WOOD MAGAZINE #66 Dec 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 12

Tip on identifying grit value on small sheets of sandpaper using colored pens.
WOOD MAGAZINE #67 Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 10

Three ways to reduce sandpaper loading.
WOOD MAGAZINE #97 Jun 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 27
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 10

Tip on extending the life of the sandpaper used on detail sanders.
WOOD MAGAZINE #116 Aug 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 31

Tip on keeping folded sandpaper from sliding on itself during use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #136 Oct 2001 (v.18#7) pg. 42

Tip suggests cutting ends of abrasive paper to avoid confusion on grit numbers.
WOODCARVING #23 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 5

Tip describes how to make flexible sanding strips by gluing abrasive paper onto fabric strips.
WOODCARVING #26 May 1996 pg. 5

Sandpaper. A look at how sandpaper is made.
WOODSMITH #33 May-Jun 1984 pg. 4

Tip for reinforcing sandpaper used on a clamp-style pad sander.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 14

Speed up your sanding. Selecting the proper sandpaper grit to achieve the desired result in the shortest amount of time.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 59

Tip on reinforcing sandpaper with duct tape.
WOODWORK #29 Oct 1994 pg. 12

Choosing coated abrasives for woodworking.
WOODWORK #37 Feb 1996 pg. 58

True grits. All you ever wanted to know about the manufacture of sandpaper.
WOODWORKER #1086 May 1984 (v.88) pg. 286

Machining wood. Your expert guide. All you need to know about the basic equipment, what it does, how to use it safely, and how to make it work for you. Part 8. Sanding machines and abrasives.
WOODWORKER #1111 Jun 1986 (v.90#6) pg. 480
Added Info WOODWORKER #1114 Sep 1986 (v.90#9) pg. 799

Tip: Make sanding "blades" for a scroll saw from "Sandvik Sandplate".
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 36

Tip on making your own small flap wheels from dowel stock and emery cloth.
WOODWORKER May 1989 (v.93#5) pg. 441

Tip: Reinforce fine grit sandpaper by applying self-adhesive contact paper to the back.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 58

Tip: Using pieces of sanding belts on orbital sanders will result in longer life for the sandpaper.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1983 (v.7#6) pg. 66

Sandpaper abrasives. A brief summary of common woodworking abrasives.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1986 (v.10#6) pg. 17

Strengthen sandpaper used on palm sanders by covering the back of the sandpaper with "Contact" paper.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 53

The abrasives chase. A review of traditional sandpaper and some new specialty products.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 60

All about sandpaper. A guide to the right abrasive and grit.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1971 (v.27#5) pg. 46

Tip: Make yourself a coarse sanding material from metal window screening.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1987 (v.43#2) pg. 37

Tip on making your own self-adhesive removable sandpaper using 3M feathering disc adhesive.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1988 (v.44#5) pg. 12