SIA Abrasives, with their head office in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, is the oldest manufacturer of coated abrasives in the world and a popular choice among woodworkers. Their noticeable yellow sandpaper is commonplace in many home workshops as well as widely used in industry applications including wood, automotive and metal.
Mel took a different approach for this presentation than he has taken in the past. Instead of focusing on the SIA product line and its use he took a broader view and spoke on wood and the steps to take to create a quality finish as well as the pitfalls and concerns.
Here, in point form, are the notes we were able to make from this fast-paced, tip-laden presentation:
Mel also announced that there will be some new products in the SIA line coming soon and that there will also be a product and information brochure available. He finished the presentation with a draw for a beautiful Swiss-made SIA watch which one happy member went home with.
The meeting finished with an auction for a chalk line system, a Stanley household hardware kit and a DeWalt jacket, which was elegantly modelled by one of the members.
A hearty thanks to Mel for a great presentation and thanks to all the members that attended for making this another great meeting!
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