French chalk (magnesium silicate) is wonderful stuff to have around the workshop with a wide range of uses. Also known as welders chalk, tailors chalk or soapstone we supply it either as a powder or as convenient sticks sawn from natural rock. It can be used:
- for marking up dark coloured timber and metal surfaces.
- as a welding flux.
- for marking up fabric.
- as a lubricant for moving wooden parts (drawer runners or sliding cupboard doors for example)
- as a stropping compound.
- in tongue and groove floorboard joints to reduce squeaking
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I use it to mark the surfaces when using a rasp or a file on darkwoods. Helps me to balance the strokes and see where I'm putting more pressure
Nice, chalk, does the job for rubbing on a file to limit embedded filings. Satisfying chunks! Chalk! Need I say more.