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Aluminum Oxide

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Wood is good abrasive powder is slivers of Aluminum Oxide. It is the ideal material for use on any strop of leather, composition or webbing, to maintain and polish the cutting edges of tools.

Wood Is Good claims this is the best abrasive powder available:

"Various abrasive powders in various grit sizes, as well as stick abrasives such as red and white rouges, were tested. The properties of interest were: fineness of polish, speed, long-lasting ability and neatness of use. The results were carefully compared under a microscope and by actual carving. Aluminum Oxide best fitted all of these properties."

At Shelter Institute, we have found these statements to be true. Aluminum Oxide is a powerful honing abrasive. And, as the directions clearly state, a little bit goes a long way! This one ounce container (approximately 1.5" in Diameter X2.25" Tall) will last a "long, long time."

This container is 30 c.c.

A little bit goes a LONG way!

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If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

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These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.


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