May 21, 1987
Mike Schmidt told Jayson Stark of the Philadelphia Inquirer: "If everyone pitched like Mike Scott, you'd make a lot of money being a .200 hitter." He's not worrying about Scott scuffing the ball, however. "Hey, I hit Gaylord Perry better than any man alive," he said. He added: "I'll tell you a story about one guy, now that he's out of the league. My 494th home run ball has got a slash right between the seams. It's got a scrape on it. Here, I'll show you."
June 3, 1987 |
They used to say that Rick Rhoden was one of those lucky few who were able to combine a hobby--in this case, carpentry--with their work. Rhoden is a major league pitcher, and, for years, one of the great rumors around the National League was that sandpaper was his best friend. It was thought that Rhoden had never met a baseball he wouldn't scuff. But that was before 1987. Rhoden now pitches for the New York Yankees and, since switching leagues, he has changed his act.
May 14, 1989 |
Doing heavy-duty sanding with an orbital or other kind of finishing sander is likely to put too much strain on that type of machine. That's when the workhorse of the power-sanding field, the belt sander, is required. Heavy-duty sanding includes such things as removing paint and rough sanding on large surfaces. If you are likely to engage in this kind of sanding only a couple of times a year, you can rent a belt sander. A belt sander is a powerful machine. Its belt runs over pulleys, drums or cylinders and usually utilizes a coarse belt, but medium and fine belts can be attached to get a very smooth finish.
July 8, 2001 |
Question: What is it meant by the term "grade of abrasive paper," "raising the grain," and why is it done? Answer: The "grade" (or grit) of abrasive paper (sandpaper) refers to the size of the abrasive particles in the sandpaper. Given the same number of passes and the same amount of pressure, paper with larger particles sands deeper (and rougher) than paper containing smaller particles.
August 26, 2001 |
Sandpaper probably is one of the most important tools you can have in your workshop. Sandpaper technically is known as a "coated abrasive." Those numbers printed on the back of sandpaper provide a wealth of information. Today, four types of abrasives are used: aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, garnet and ceramic grit. * Aluminum oxide papers are most common and are excellent when used on wood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1996 |
A Chatsworth manufacturing company plans to move its headquarters to Simi Valley with the approval of that city's Planning Commission. Simi Valley commissioners last week granted Standard Abrasives Inc. the development permit needed to build an 81,197-square-foot building on Guardian Street, near Tapo Street. The facility will contain offices, warehouse space and equipment to produce the company's sandpaper and sanding disks.