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    Micro-Mesh

    Does anyone have a whole sale source for Micro-Mesh Or at least some place cheaper than any of the big wood working chain stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Does anyone have a whole sale source for Micro-Mesh Or at least some place cheaper than any of the big wood working chain stores.
    http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st...icro_mesh?Args=

    http://woodturning.pennstateind.com/...omesh&x=32&y=7


    Hi Chuck; As a penturner, this is what I buy.

    If you are really interested in buying a 12 x 12 sheet in grades up to 12,000, I can give you a place in Canada. It cost me approx. $170 for 1 sheet of each grade.

    Here's another one.
    http://www.woodturningz.com/Finishing_Supplies.aspx
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    I haven't compared his prices, but I know Vince at Vince's WoodNWonders sells 3" hook and loop micro mesh sanding disks. He might have quantity discounts. I've been very happy with the products, prices and service I've gotten from Vince. (His blue sanding disks are my new favorite.) He's also got other abrasives (like the SIASOFT foam-backed stuff) that might be of interest to you.
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    Mac, $170.00 for one 12x12 sheet????
    Are those 12 yards by 12 yards???

    My first acquisition of MM was through a trade. I got a full set of 12"x12". Can't remember how many years ago that was, at least four, mebbe five. Still in use. Toss in washer now and then, air dry.
    I have a back-up set of 4"x5", never used.
    The key to longevity is slow lathe speed and light touch. Heat will kill this stuff very quickly. And, it works best a slow speed and light touch.
    I use only for small stuff like pens, calls, etc.
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    [QUOTE=Frank Fusco;208614]
    Mac, $170.00 for one 12x12 sheet????
    inches, 9 different grades from 1500 t0 12,000, $13.89/sheet. I purchased 2 1500's, since I thought I would be using a lot of that grade.
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    [QUOTE=Mack Cameron;208628]
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    inches, 9 different grades from 1500 t0 12,000, $13.89/sheet. I purchased 2 1500's, since I thought I would be using a lot of that grade.
    Even with the exchange rate calculated in, that is mighty expensive.
    I got a good deal with my trade. I traded an old, almost antique, roughing gouge I bought for $5.00 at a yard sale for the 12x12 inch set of all nine grades plus a plastic polishing set (the little foam backed squares) and have been using for about five years.
    BTW, the guy I traded with is still very happy with the deal, he loves the gouge.
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    [QUOTE=Frank Fusco;208639]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mack Cameron View Post

    Even with the exchange rate calculated in, that is mighty expensive.
    I got a good deal with my trade. I traded an old, almost antique, roughing gouge I bought for $5.00 at a yard sale for the 12x12 inch set of all nine grades plus a plastic polishing set (the little foam backed squares) and have been using for about five years.
    BTW, the guy I traded with is still very happy with the deal, he loves the gouge.
    Hi Frank; You made a great deal there! I cut my 12 x 12 sheets into 3 x 4 for pen finishing. They do last a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Even with the exchange rate calculated in, that is mighty expensive...
    What exchange rate? Right now, the U.S. and Canadian dollars are pretty close to parity. The market closed today at about US$1.00 = CN$1.01. Been that way for a while now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    What exchange rate? Right now, the U.S. and Canadian dollars are pretty close to parity. The market closed today at about US$1.00 = CN$1.01. Been that way for a while now.
    Yup; Nobody's told PayPal that yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Mac, $170.00 for one 12x12 sheet????
    Are those 12 yards by 12 yards???

    My first acquisition of MM was through a trade. I got a full set of 12"x12". Can't remember how many years ago that was, at least four, mebbe five. Still in use. Toss in washer now and then, air dry.
    I have a back-up set of 4"x5", never used.
    The key to longevity is slow lathe speed and light touch. Heat will kill this stuff very quickly. And, it works best a slow speed and light touch.
    I use only for small stuff like pens, calls, etc.
    What RPM are you calling slow Frank?
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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