Yorkshire grit is an abrasive paste formulated to
give a fine keyed surface to your turnings, prior to applying your
finish of choice. It consists of pharmaceutical grade ingredients,
including mineral oil, beeswax and ultra fine grinding powders. These
are then carefully blended (without the use of solvents or other strong
smelling and potentially harmful chemicals) to produce a creamy abrasive
paste. In comparison tests we believe the finish is at least
equivalent to 1000 grit.
The original recipe for Hampshire Sheen original brings a protective
glow to your pieces. The danish oil warms the wood, whilst the carnauba
and microcrystalline waxes add a lustre to wood whilst making it splash
and fingerprint resistant. Easy to apply, Original will make a great
addition to your collection of preferred finishes.
As the name suggests, the Hampshire Sheen High Gloss brings a higher
shine to your work than Original. It is just as tough, but with an
additional ‘Pow’ of shine that suits some lathe projects. With a higher
quantity of carnauba and microcrystalline waxes, this version is stiffer
than Original but is just as easy to apply.