Homemade hook and loop sand paper

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Blog entry by Alask posted 11-24-2013 01:09 AM 2786 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellows,

I have been telling about how dificult can be find tools or some accessories for use in woodworking here in Brazil.When they sell a sander like this Metabo showed you can’t find spare sandpaper to buy.You have to order and the prices are not friendly,so to us make it at home is the solution.

In the past I made many hook and loop sandpaper gluing sheets of loop (sold here at upholstery stores) at normal sandpaper and than shaping it for the sand pad profile.

Now we can find a sandpaper rolls with back looped.Made in Brazil.So I have one step less to do.

See the pictures:

First a new hook sheet at sand pad

A copy of sand pad profile with the holes for pen marker

A handle for better control

Leather Hole Punch Pliers to do the holes

Thanks for attention

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#1 posted 11-24-2013 02:59 AM

Congrats on finding a cost effective solution!
Necessity is the mother of invention….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 09:24 PM

Wow, great idea. Here in the USA, we have been known to just think all, is available to all,all of the time

Great idea

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 11-24-2013 11:54 PM

Thanks for your comments.

I visited USA 4 times and spent a long time at Lowes,HomeDepot,Rockler and Woodcraft.To me was like a candy store or a toy store.

At USA the prices for tools are too cheap in comparsion to my country (sometimes four times more here).So we have to create our solutions.

Thanks one more time.

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 12:14 AM

Hence my motto:

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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