Online Supplier for abrasives? Mainly for Wet & Dry

Wanting to get further into Scary Sharp (after a very impressive trial run!)
I'm looking for a supplier with the ability to sell me smaller quantities, mail order, online ordering and a good reputation.
Who's flexible enough to sell me maybe a couple of sheets (max 10 of any one grit) of a fair number of different grits?
Take Care, Gnube {too thick for linux}
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I bought all mine from the local halfords right up to 1200 grit at least. So far I have only used a couple of sheets from each pack.
Peter
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On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 11:16:08 +0100, Nick Nelson

OK, thanks to you and Peter on this one, I have now found screwfix do 120-1200 in fairly close steps given the list from the original and they also have some alox in the lower grades below 120 - and the WS flex covers the 1500-2500 area nicely, at a bit of a premium, but at least they have it! So it looks like a bit of a spending spree on some abrasive papers then! (quite pricey to get the whole range, but I can imagine it being a sound investment from what I've seen so far!)
I just did a trial up to about 600 or maybe just slightly more (unmarked sheet from pack of Mouse paper) and I got to the point where I could use the chisel as a plane or whittling knife, but with much less effort, and rather better results than normal! This was on some very old throw away type chisels, and if that can do this for them, then lord only knows what the real thing might achieve!
I found the lower grits on the mouse seemed acceptable and cut down the donkey work quite well. Having the whole range of grits, a sheet of glass and a sharpening/honing jig should make it all a bit good I'd guess! I better go research those other bits and find some moderately good new chisels - may try one of those Irwin Marples sets out of interest. 23 for four isn't too bad although it's almost 10 times what I paid for the 3 no name (Taurus?) ones I have now!
Take Care, Gnube {too thick for linux}
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Gnube wrote:

#Almost exactly a year ago I posted this:
#I've been going through my selection of chisels and weeding #out duplicates etc. So, looking for good homes are:
#1/8" mortice Robert Sorby modern (octagonal handle) #1/4" firmer Provost old #1/4" firmer Marples old #1/2" bevel Robt Sorby middling old #1/2" firmer Robt Sorby old #1/2" firmer Wilkinson old #3/4" firmer Charles Taylor old #1" firmer Marples middling old
#Handles vary from very good to rather tatty, one or two #I've made myself. These are all good quality, anything #I come across which doesn't shape up* goes in the bin.
#Not interested in money, but any interesting swaps in #the woodworking/light engineering line very welcome.
#In particular I seem te be without anything decent in #5/8", so anyone with an old Marples firmer or bevel #going spare will be first in the queue.
#Nick
#* I test them by regrinding and honing to a very fine #edge and then treating them rather harshly (ooh er missus). #This always includes whacking them very hard into a #block of oak across the grain with a mallet. Other #kinds of unpleasantness vary with my mood and the type #of chisel. If they come through unscathed they get to #stay.
No one seemed interested, but I still have them and they're yours if you want them.
Nick
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On Mon, 04 Aug 2003 10:23:54 +0100, Nick Nelson

Why ? A duplicate of a common size allows you to do a full day's work without stopping for honing.
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Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazine recently did a chisel test and the marples didn't come out too well, though its not clear if they tested the blue chip range or not. Two Cherries chisels came out top all round and from the three I have I can only concur, beautifully polished on arrival and backs flat as the proverbial. Steel holds a good edge too (unless you hit a nail ;-( ) and octagonal handles don't roll off the bench. Axminster stock them.
Peter
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Much cheaper to use your local automotive paint supplier.
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Is the hardness of the butter proportional to the softness of the bread?*

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