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True Grit Now Available in Ireland

Updated: Jun 4

I was asked by a few customers in 2022 & 2023 to bring in a new product, namely True Grit Finishes from the UK. I had used Yorkshire Grit previously which is a different brand but similar product so I was aware what it could do for me and my project pieces.


Unfortunately, I did not initially have the funds to bring in a new product at that time in bulk. Most of my business is self-financed with me regularly using business capital to make purchases like this rather than bank loans. I have bank loans too in case anyone is wondering and money must always be put aside to make repayments. Not the best way to run a business but you have to do what you have to do. 2022 and 2023 have not been great business years either, so with less money coming in investment tends to take a back seat.


Dan Smith, the co-owner of True Grit contacted me during the Summer of 2023 to see if I would be interested in stocking the True Grit Range. I initially had to decline again but I managed to secure some funds a number of weeks later. After a bit of back and forth I finally received my first batch order in September.


True Grit Abrasive Wax Paste is Now Available in Ireland

It was kind of a nice moment to be told that I'm the first retailer in Ireland and indeed Europe to be stocking True Grit. The 2 Types are now available on my website. I will deal with them in the next few paragraphs and link to them directly below.


True Grit Abrasive Wax Paste Original

What is True Grit Original? True Grit Original is a wax based abrasive paste, made completely of natural and ethically sourced ingredients, all the way to the tub and labels!


True Grit Original allows woodturners to finish their piece to a 1000 grit finish whilst removing the sanding process from 240 grit. This product in turn reduces the fine dust and airborne particles involved with sanding whilst leaving your work silky smooth.


Designed as a stepping stone between sanding and finishing, it can also be used as a finish in its own right. This product has been developed and tested by (Kt.turnings) Katie and Dan Smith. Both members of the Register of Professional Turners. As well as being tested throughout its development stages by other keen and well respected UK based woodturners.


If you would like to see what it can do for you, checkout True Grit Wax Paste Original here



True Grit reduces fine dust and airborne particles during sanding
True Grit Wax Paste Original for Woodturners

True Grit Superfine Abrasive Wax Paste

True Grit Superfine is a wax based abrasive paste, made completely of natural and ethically sourced ingredients, all the way to the tub and labels!


Superfine was made and developed with resin and hybrid users in mind, allowing them to greatly reduce scratches left by their initial sanding process. Sanding to 240 grit is recommended, applying True Grit Original Abrasive wax paste before then applying True Grit superfine as a final sanding step to leave a smoother, reflective surface.


A huge benefit to the superfine for resin/hybrid users is the incredibly fine dust created from micromesh pads and high grit sandpaper is eliminated and captured within the wax base.


Therefore protecting their lungs from microplastics and reducing the risk of health issues. Another use of True Grit Superfine as a final process for high gloss lacquer finishes.


Designed to denib, buff and enhance any lacquer a woodturner chooses to use leaving an almost mirror like and ultra smooth finish to their work.


If you would like to see what it can do for you, checkout True Grit Superfine Abrasive Wax Paste here



Designed to denib, buff and enhance any lacquer a woodturner chooses to use leaving an almost mirror like and ultra smooth finish to their work.
True Grit Superfine Abrasive Wax Paste for Woodturners

What Can True Grit do for you?

As mentioned above, True Grit cuts down on airborne dust particles and also pulls those particles from the surface of your work leaving a cleaner final finish or cleaner preparation for your final finish coat. At €12.50 each they are inexpensive enough for you to experiment with. Who knows, maybe this will turn out to be your go-to product from now on. Don't take my word for it, try it out yourself!


Woodturning Products

As you continue your Woodturning journey you will find new products and new ways of preparing work or applying finishes to get the best result for whatever project you are working on.


In my own case, I sometimes move away from my favourite products only to return using them again at a later stage. No product I ever bought has been a waste of money as sometimes you use different products for different projects at different times.


As well as being a Stockist for these products I run a Woodturning Woodcraft business and I also teach Woodturning Tuition and Woodturning Experiences. Thanks for reading and I hope I see you at my Checkout soon! David


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