DIY sand paper


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has anyone ever tried to make their own sand paper.paper sand glue how hard can it be.:D oh I am new here. but I dont look new. hello all
Welcome to the forums! Lots of info here, so enjoy.

Making sandpaper is a little tougher than that. The grit is not just common sand, and it usually stearated. There are many types of grit, such as garnet, aluminum oxide, and so on. The sifting screens are not readily available either. The glue isn't an over the counter glue. It has to be both flexible, and heat resistant.

As part of a project in shop class, many years ago, we tried to make sandpaper. It was an abysmal failure.