Yorkshire Grit is conceived and created by Glyn Senior. He is a wood-turner and lives in… Yorkshire. The abrasive paste he makes consists of mineral oil, beeswax and very fine abrasive powder. The abrasive powder consists of 2 kinds of stone. Pumice stone and very finely ground “rotten” stone. During use, the abrasive particles become smaller, resulting in a finer sanded surface. It is therefore a kind of liquid sandpaper that gradually gets an increasingly finer grain. Yorkshire Grit can be used if you have sand to grain 400. (600 works better, but higher is not necessary). When finished, the surface looks like it is sanded with grain 2000. All ingredients are mixed without solvents. Yorkshire Grit does not smell.
How to use.
Make sure your workpiece is neatly turned and there are no pressure marks in the wood. Sand your workpiece up to minimum grain 400. Make sure that the traces of the previous grid are sanded away. If necessary, use a sanding sealer to make the surface harder and smoother. When the sanding sealer is dried, apply the Yorkshire Grit White with a piece of papercloth on a not turning piece. Make rounded movements with the cloth or paper so that the pores of the wood are also filled. If the whole surface is lubricated you start the lathe at a low rpm. (15 cm diameter about 500 rpm) Use the same cloth or paper and firmly push it on the rotating workpiece. Gradually the speed can be raised. You will feel the pasta sanding and you feel that the abrasive grain becomes finer. Once you are satisfied with the surface you wipe the excess of the surface with a clean cloth. If there is no more pasta in the cloth you are ready to make a finish with an oil or wax or Hampshire Sheen.
Yorkshire Grit is a preparation for the final finish. When you are done with the sanding paste you bring on the final finish (Danish) wood oil, shellawax or Hampshire Sheen.