A disk sander is a power tool used for sanding wood, metal or plastic. It consists of an electric motor driving a round abrasive disk, backed by a rubber pad, in a circular motion. The motion of the sanding disk creates cross grain scratches, which is why disk sanding should only be used for reducing surface thickness or removing old finishes. A simple form of this tool can be made by using a special chuck on a power drill which attaches the sanding disk and pad in place of a drill bit.
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A wood grain filler is a paste or liquid used for filling in the holes on open-grained wood before layers of traditional wood finish are applied. It smoothes the surface and provides a good base for wood finishes.
Softwood does not require wood grain filler. Hardwoods can be open or closed grained and this distinction will predict whether or not it will need wood grain filler in order to produce a desired finish to the wood.
Open Grained Woods versus Closed Grain Woods
If you have a garden and want to reduce your water utility bill and save water resources then surely – installing garden rainwater harvesting tanks is a job you should do right now? Unless you’re living in the most arid of regions the average annual rainfall is sufficient to keep our gardens watered and fresh throughout the year.
However, not all of that rain water falls exactly when we want it; nor in the daily quantities we want, meaning that we often resort to the hose pipe or watering cans filled from our domestic water supply. Also, you only need to read the news to be aware that climate change to some degree is now inevitable – which will affect our rainfall patterns.
If you’re fed up of being bothered by mosquitoes, or indeed any other small flying insects, whilst sitting in your gazebo, then you should consider fitting gazebo mosquito netting.
The key architectural feature of a gazebo is that it has open sides, classically it will be an octagonal structure with a roof above it, supported by either brick, stone, wooden or possibly even metal uprights. As such a gazebo is an ideal structure to sit under in hot sunny weather enjoying the views of your garden either on your own or in the company of others.
Why Add Netting?
A water softener trades hard minerals in water for soft minerals. This usually involves calcium and magnesium, the hard minerals, and salt or potassium, the soft minerals. A water softener contains chemicals that attract the hard minerals and exchange them for the soft minerals. These chemicals are referred to as an ion exchange resin. Water softeners can also remove iron.