Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: The role of sand paper in hand tool work

William Duffield
There's nothing wrong with sanding, even in a totally hand tool shop. Sandpaper, and other abrasives were used on wood even in the 18th Century. Sandpaper was usually made by crushing glass and gluing it down with hide glue. Natural abrasives included shark skin (often dogfish) and horsetail (Equisetum hyemale affinis), often called scouring rush.

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