Abrasives & Adhesives
With so much to choose from, perhaps a little help is called for, and the Woodcrafters Team can provide all of the expertise to pick the size, grit and formula needed to provide that perfect surface finish that will make you proud of your work, and eager to move on to the next project, and the next.
After all the planning, cutting, joining, gluing & fastening … somewhere near the end of the project, comes the sanding. Whether starting with rough timber, semi-finished S2S, or sized and sanded S4S lumber, it all has to be sanded, either a little or a lot. Sanding by hand or by machine, the choice of grits and materials, as well as size, configuration or simplicity of the steps taken to achieve that glass like smoothness leaves such a huge variety of options in your way, that the choices you make can be very important. The science of abrasives is very well represented at Woodcrafters, and the manufacturers we do business with are some of the best in the industry
The science behind modern adhesives is changing constantly. So whatever your project, small or large, utility or heirloom, look to Woodcrafters for the very latest technology in everything you need to stick it all together, for now, and for many years to come.
Whether it comes in a bottle, can, tube, cartridge or in a powder form, adhesives are what makes everything hold together in a woodworking project. Some woodworkers brag about how they completed a complicated piece with a single fastener, just joinery and adhesives. In the old days, adhesives like hide glue and yellow carpenters glue were about all you had to choose from. Today, modern formulations give a level of permanance in bonding, and safety against moisture, heat and weathering that make the art of woodworking not near the grudge it used to be. Manufacturers like:
- Liquid Nails
- Gorilla Glue
- System Three
- Satellite City
- Behlen Hide Glue