As a newcomer to knifemaking, I’ve been trying a lot of different techniques and products just to determine what works best for me. I think I found something that I really like and wanted to share it with you guys. I’ve been using wet/dry sandpaper for most of my sanding but recently I ran out. This meant I had to use what I had or make a trip to town for more. Being lazy, I used what I had. It happened to be 280grit Gator brand finishing sandpaper ( I think it’s meant for an orbital sander). I wasn’t sure if I should use it dry or not but I was just starting on this blade so I figured I couldn’t ruin it too fast. I loved it. It worked fast and even. I wrapped it around a block and used it like that and I couldn’t believe how quickly it worked. I switched to a finer grit and it was one of the best, and easiest sanding jobs I’ve ever done. So, my question is a bit after the fact. Is there a problem with dry sanding over wet? I have used this paper once or twice more since the first time and once I finished with 600grit wet just to make sure buit, I’m not sure I needed it. Admittedly, my eyesight isn’t the greatest but using my shop magnifying glass, I couldn’t see any difference between the job I did dry and the one I finished with wet paper. Anyway, I’m loving this Gator sandpaper. It’s the one in the green package. I believe it’s meant for ¼ orbitals.