From the September 1995 issue of The Magazine Antiques (Vol. CXLVII, No.3)

Shagreen: Sandpaper of the Past

With the growth of hand tools in woodworking, or should I say the return to hand tools in woodworking, many up-and-coming furniture makers think that the final pass on a panel or surface is always with a smoothing plane or scraper. If you think that you may be wrong. Furniture makers in the 18th-...