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Discussion in 'Ask The Artisan' started by Andy Sharp, Jul 28, 2021.
Is it worth sanding wool felt?
I have never worked with felt and not sure many or even any on this site have worked with it on making a hat.
I have been smashing out some great felt hats and it's so easy to work with I just want them smoother
I think the best way to find out is to start sanding and see what happens. Wool felts are cheap, pick one to be the sacrificial lamb. Use a very fine grit, 1000 or even 1200 and use a light touch so as to not tear the fibre. .
I've been practicing with them I used a hand sander on one it looks good but a little grainy. But I'll get some 1000 sand paper and
On a fur felt I start with 800, go to 1000, then 1200 and finish with a white poly non abrasive 3M pad to polish.
thanks for the insight - was quite helpful.