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Don Stephan
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Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Jan 4th, 2017 at 8:29pm
 
The sparcity of grit labels on the back of sandpaper has been an irritant for as long as I've been making sawdust (decades).  It's still necessary to check each piece when I tear sheets into quarters, and write the grit when it doesn't appear.  Nothing would be worse than accidentally using a coarse grit by mistake when going through a progression on a bowl or other project.

Received a new order of blue sanding disks earlier this week, and there's nothing on the back side.  Holding the disk up to a light bulb, there is a grit label on a few of the disks under the white backing, but I had to write the grit with a sharpie on the back of every sticking disk.

Will we always have to go through this nonsense?
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #1 - Jan 4th, 2017 at 8:50pm
 
Don Stephan wrote on Jan 4th, 2017 at 8:29pm:
Will we always have to go through this nonsense?


I don't know but I'm on the same page, it's a PITA
I do the same as you and write the grit on each one with a sharpie marker.
I know some brands are color coded although there doesn't seem to be an industry standard.
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #2 - Jan 4th, 2017 at 8:53pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Jan 4th, 2017 at 8:50pm:
write the grit on each one with a sharpie marker.

I gave up complaining out it and just do the same.
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #3 - Jan 4th, 2017 at 9:22pm
 
Just learned from a master turner to just scribble "s" down the back of the paper, with different color felt pens: red for 120, blue for 220, etc.
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Reply #4 - Jan 4th, 2017 at 10:17pm
 
That may work fine for sheets but not for hundreds of individual 2" discs.
Also keep in mind that about 8% of men are color blind in some way.
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Reply #5 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 8:34am
 
...and fashion blindness affects an even higher percentage of men (my wife's sample size is small, but I still believe her conclusion)!
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #6 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 9:14am
 
This won't help with the sanding discs, but CSUSA has rolls of cloth backed sandpaper and each grit (80-400) is backed with a different color.  Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

They also sell a sticker with a color chart so no matter whether or not there's a number, you always know the grit at a glance.

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Reply #7 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 11:26am
 
I bought some bins to mount on a wall between my lathes.  Each bin is marked on the front what the grit is.  I use two sets, one for flat sheets (cut to size) and one set for round ones.  Bins from Harbor Freight about $10 for 20 of them. See: Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register On the lathe I took a stick and mounted a "rare earth" magnet of each end.  put a strip on hook & loop along the front.  Then divided the top with a permanent marker and noted the grit in the middle of each.  As I work I simply take the disk and use it then put it back on the stick and use the next one.
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #8 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 11:31am
 
Ronald Black wrote on Jan 5th, 2017 at 11:26am:
As I work I simply take the disk and use it then put it back


That's exactly why your system won't work for most people  Roll Eyes Grin
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Reply #9 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 11:34am
 
I do not use the once they are used up.  Then I replace them with new ones.  Sorry for the confusion
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Reply #10 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 12:21pm
 
I use the blue ones from somebody but don't mind writing the grit on the back.  Better than paying 3X the $$$ for 1/2 the quality.
I do drop the "0" so grits are 8, 10, 12, 18.,...
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Reply #11 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 2:09pm
 
Ron, I think Ed meant that most people wouldn't put it back when they are done.
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I have a little pile on a shelf and another in a drawer of pieces of sandpaper that still has some life left on them and rummage around for what I need. Smiley
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #12 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 4:52pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Jan 5th, 2017 at 2:09pm:
Ron, I think Ed meant that most people wouldn't put it back when they are done.
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #13 - Jan 6th, 2017 at 12:36am
 
Sorry again!  I misunderstood.  I should have known as I have a steel trap mind!  Only problem is the steel is a colander.   Sad Sad Sad
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #14 - Jan 8th, 2017 at 11:33am
 

Facinated by these discussions --

Do you want to pay someone to stamp grit numbers on the back, or do you want lower price and do it yourself?

Most turners (and for that matter American market) moves to lowest cost  and grumbles about lack of amenities.

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