Posted by Vik | Posted in Carpenters Job | Posted on 16-04-2013
This craftsmanship is almost an art form and needs much care and skill to produce woodwork that is eye catchy yet functional. So can it be a career option? Why not…if your passion is this skill make it your professional there is a growing need for modern carpenters updated with new technology in the market. But before you do that you must study completely about the present fays expectations of the profile and understand whether you have the passion in you to cater to such an industry.
Every carpenter has his choice of tools and no two lists may match actually but still to give a basic idea about what are the essentials of the work we have listed common ones here. For any woodwork to be done you need good sanding to be done. Whether you prefer to do it by hand sandpaper or by power sander it should be of good quality else there may be irreparable damage to your wood piece. The quality is based on the number of abrasive particles in every square inch. Lower the number courser the grit, which will enable your work to be done faster and better. And with experts advise that the faster you do away with this the better for your job.
There are two primary grades of sandpaper- namely commercial and industrial grade. There are few components like the backing paper holding the grit, the glue holding them together and the quality of the grit itself. In the industrial variant quality of all these three seems to be better than the commercial one. Also they are divided as “open coats” or “closed coats”, classified on the basis of closeness of these particles. Closed coats have close grouping while the open coats have larger gaps. Obviously the closed coats will do the job faster.
There are five main types of sandpaper available for working – the Glasspaper or flintpaper, Garnet paper, Aluminum Oxide, Silicon Carbide paper and Ceramic sandpaper. Let’s look at their utilities. Glasspaper or flintpaper is pale yellow light weight paper which disintegrates easily and is rarely used thus. Garnet paper is of brownish red color is well known for its finish even if it takes a little more time and is preferred over others in the market. Aluminum Oxide is used more often with power sanders but does not leave a smooth finish. Silicon Carbide paper is dark gray or even black in color and is used for wet-sanding. Ceramic sandpaper is good for removing considerable materials when in a hurry.
A mix of these can bring best results for sanding a surface which is usually the basic function before you start the paint on it.