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Reply #15 - Oct 24th, 2005 at 5:21am
 
JR, that other Jim (Q), and others that mentioned the Norton 3X (three times [as long lasting]) are right on target.  The stuff just doesn't quit.  At one time Home Depot carried it, but I didn't see it there last trip north.  Woodcraft and Rockler carry it I believe, and after you try it, if you like it, it turns out cheaper in boxes of ten sheets. 

And that bit about lathe speed and pressure put on the paper while sanding that Gil and others mentioned is a lesson we all have had to learn.  Sanding is such a boring exercise that the sooner we get through it, the better.  Well, maybe except for the last couple of grits when things really start to shine...

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Reply #16 - Oct 24th, 2005 at 4:57pm
 
As to the "CHEAPER" way to buy the Norton 3X paper, I should have said "boxes of 20 sheets."
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Reply #17 - Oct 24th, 2005 at 5:03pm
 
Orange Box (Home Depot) had it in Phoenix yesterday.

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Reply #18 - Oct 24th, 2005 at 7:12pm
 
Boots, I haven't seen the NYWEB product over here, but I do see some various sanding pads and screens offered in the catalogs.  They are pricey, but I may get ahold of some to try it out.  As for pictures of my work (somewhat limited so far), that will have to wait until I acquire a digital camera, which will have to wait until after I acquire a nice lathe chuck.

Thanks to those who suggested the Norton 3X.  As soon as I can get over to Home Depot, I'll pick some up and give it a try.

You are all a nice group of people on this site, and I do appreciate all of the suggestions you've made.
Thanks, everyone.
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Re: I've got the black sandpaper blues
Reply #19 - Oct 24th, 2005 at 8:11pm
 
I think Home Depot also carries a selection of the nylon abrasive pads.    If not, I know WoodCraft does, with different colors matching different steel wool size equivalents.

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Reply #20 - Oct 25th, 2005 at 12:59pm
 

    There you go.

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Reply #21 - Oct 27th, 2005 at 9:18am
 
Success at last!

I resanded the saucer using the black paper and did not have the problems with the black specks in the wood.  I used low speed and a lot less pressure.  I was able to purchase some 800, 1000, and 1500 paper.  I could not find the Norton paper at either of two Home Depots in the area.

I'm not sure how much the 1500 paper really helps, but it did seem to help make the surface scratch free.  I finished this piece with HUT polish, and it has a nice shine and feel to it.  I'm convinced that my problem with the black residue was caused by high speed and too much pressure.

I still have a lot to learn about turning, but I'm confident that if I take it one step at a time, I'll get there eventually.  I need to improve my tool sharpening skills along the way.

Thanks for all of the help and suggestions.
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