Ugly!!! #1: The ugliest thing I have built so far

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I have been contemplating building a new sanding storage station to replace the one I built one day out of sheer frustration. My sandpaper used to be stored in an plastic container and things would get jumbled up, the disks would get all mixed up and it was almost easier to go buy a new pack than getting to the 320 and 600 grit sheets in the bottom of the bin. So I slapped together a quick and dirty organizer to keep things organized. It is by far, at least in my opinion the ugliest thing I have ever built from wood.

So while I was making sketches for the new sanding storage unit that will replace good ol ugly over here I thought to myself: “Myself, I wonder if other Lumber Jocks also have ugly things they have built that they really wouldnt like others to see?”

So my question is this. Do you have little gems like my sanding organizer hidden in your shop somewhere? We are always sharing the beautifull or technically inspirational things we do. What about ‘that’ project? C’mon you know the one! Post a pic here. I for one bet you cant beat my sanding organizer for sheer horribleness!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4934 posts in 1906 days

#1 posted 915 days ago

I use a $10 plastic portable hanging file storage container to store and organise my sandpaper. I put file tabs on the hanging folders to identify the grits…plus it is easily carried around when needed.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

View NBeener's profile


4806 posts in 1771 days

#2 posted 915 days ago

If that’s your ugliest project, to date, I’m afraid to post ANYTHING that I’ve built ;-)

But … if the standard is “whipped-up,” or “slapped-together,” allow me to submit, for your consideration, my 3-ring loose-leaf binder whatever-they’re-called:

-- -- Neil

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111999 posts in 2175 days

#3 posted 915 days ago

To many ugly projects to list but many of them are posted under my projects . I’m never happy with anything I make .
I view each project as a learning experience,but now that I’m getting older I forget what I learned in the last learning experience. :))

-- Custom furniture

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4806 posts in 1771 days

#4 posted 915 days ago

a1Jim: may I live long enough, and become talented enough, to build my BEST project to look as stately, elegant, and beautiful as your WORST project…..

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 915 days ago

Well, I have the ugliest most disorganized woodworker in my shop, but he is all I have, so I just have to do the best I can with him.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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1831 posts in 1595 days

#6 posted 915 days ago

YES I have many gems, I USE them all the time, they may not be pretty BUT they are very functional. I think of them as practice for when I need to make a real good one sometime !!!

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#7 posted 914 days ago

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#8 posted 840 days ago

Hey, at least you can find your sand paper when you need it, right??? Vann Gogh’s are ugly to me but try to convince owner’s of them!!!

-- Rodman

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Don W

14622 posts in 1165 days

#9 posted 769 days ago

you should see the last set of drawers I threw together. Since no pic’s or it didn’t happen, we’ll leave it at it didn’t happen.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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Raymond Thomas

180 posts in 816 days

#10 posted 769 days ago

Fortunately, I have an antique stove in my garage/workshop that consumes the evidence – Nice little monster!!!

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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