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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #15 - Jan 8th, 2017 at 1:17pm
 
Ken Vaughan wrote on 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.


You end up "paying" in one way or another.
Printing the information on the backing should be standard IMO.
I mark all my abrasives myself because I have to, that takes time and time = money.

If you don't label them, you can experience various degrees of frustration, from not knowing what grit you have, to using the wrong grit as the OP mentioned. This is also a cost but difficult to put an actual price on.

I would more than likely pay a reasonable increase in price (not to exceed my time/dollar per hour I spent) to have this included.
To a certain degree, it doesn't matter what you are willing to pay, some brands (usually the ones you like  Roll Eyes) are not labeled. It's just not an option to pay more and have them labeled for you, regardless of brand or price.


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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #16 - Jan 16th, 2017 at 11:08am
 
I get my sanding disk from turningwood.com and all of them have the grit number on the back.  I have been using Steve's disk for many years and am very satisfied with them.

Sheet paper is another story.  Most of the time, there is enough of a color difference or grit difference that I don't need to write it down.
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #17 - Jan 18th, 2017 at 10:46am
 
When I get my sanding discs, I just grab a marker, the discs and the tv remote.  Since I was going to watch something mindless anyway, I'll multitask and mark the the discs while something like Alaska Bush People or a Star Trek rerun or the news.   As my future son-in-law would say  "aahhh   first world problems"    Smiley
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #18 - Jan 18th, 2017 at 12:09pm
 
Bill Neff wrote on Jan 18th, 2017 at 10:46am:
When I get my sanding discs, I just grab a marker, the discs and the tv remote.


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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #19 - Jan 18th, 2017 at 8:30pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Jan 18th, 2017 at 12:09pm:
Bill Neff wrote on Jan 18th, 2017 at 10:46am:
When I get my sanding discs, I just grab a marker, the discs and the tv remote.


+1

Now we are getting at a solution.  Add a cold beer and I think we are there.   Grin
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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #20 - Jan 20th, 2017 at 12:46am
 
I just use this and keep track of what grit I'm using.

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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #21 - Jan 25th, 2017 at 10:03am
 
Don Stephan wrote on Jan 4th, 2017 at 8:29pm:
Will we always have to go through this nonsense?


It looks like we'll be dealing with this for a while longer.
I just received this in my email.

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Re: Labelling Sandpaper Grits
Reply #22 - Jan 25th, 2017 at 10:44pm
 
For strip type abrasives, I've used the 2" x 50yd "Shop Rolls" at work and home...forever.  Never saw one the WASN'T marked.  Vince's discs...I go the Sharpie route.
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