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Air filter media for Microclene / Thor Filtration

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Originally, Acrol Limited designed and produced the original Microclene air filter machines. These were designed to drastically reduce the amount of very fine dust, which could be a hazard to peoples lungs. Acrol won an award for the simple but effective designs. The production of similar machines are now being produced by Thor Filtration. The filter media will need replacing once saturated with fine dust, and we try to provide media for the various Microclene and Thor machines. If you cannot find the correct size filters for your machine, please contact us with details and dimensions and we will see...

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Which abrasives to use for woodturning

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Which abrasives are the most suitable for woodturning? Various sanding cloths, sandpaper rolls and net abrasives are all available to meet your needs.

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Pen Making for Xmas

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During the years of making pens, it has been a challenge to find suitable ways of finishing pens. This may well depend on what material you are using, varying from various wood to synthetic materials. When using wood as your main material, I still find the VSM sanding cloth one of the most effective abrasives, working down to P400 grit. You may prefer finer sanding for dense woods or acrylic materials. Some silicon wet & dry goes as fine as P2500 or my favourite is a foam backed abrasives from P600 to P1000 for dry sanding, or up to P4000...

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Which abrasive to use for sanding

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There is such a wide variety of different abrasive types that many people feel spoilt for choice or confused. It is good to understand what benefits from the various types. The quality of abrasives vary considerably, some are designed to keep a cutting edge for longer, some are designed for quick jobs which do not need to keep a cutting edge for as long. One aspect to consider is the material you are sanding and how much it can clog the sanding surface, where additional surface covering like stearate helps to minimize the impact of clogging. Another thought is what...

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Pen Making and Pen Finishing

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Pen making abrasives and pen finishing techniques.

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