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Project by SnowyRiver posted 2058 days ago 4857 views 13 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those that know me well, they know that I’m a neat freak. It’s common for me to stop working on something in the shop just to clean work surfaces, sweep the floor, and put away unused tools. I like a clean environment to work in. I don’t like things out of place and I hate it when the shop is dusty or dirty, or I have to spend time looking for something…which can be often when I am building something…ha ha ha. I was getting tired of going through drawers of sandpaper looking for what I need. I decided to build a sanding station a few months ago. It was built out of scrap plywood. I also created a shelf at the top to store my sanders. I screwed it to the wall, and now I can see and find everything for sanding that I need.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 2058 days ago

Nice setup.

I’m like dog chasing its tail when it comes to neatness. I love to work in a neat and clean shop, but then it gets dirty. So I clean it, which makes me want to work, which makes me have to clean it, which… well, you get the idea. lol!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Rustic

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#2 posted 2058 days ago

Hey I know that dog. Nice sanding station

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 2058 days ago

Nice job…..I’d have to triple the size of it if I were to get all of my sanders and supplies into one space ! Happy New Year and welcome to LJs : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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8iowa

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#4 posted 2058 days ago

Snowy:

I’m with you. I’ll clean up several times during a project. It drives my son and son-in-law crazy. I like your sanding station.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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Andraxia

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#5 posted 2058 days ago

Nice project.

I am similar to keeping clean. My kids have been told a motto “End of the day put away” Usually doesn’t take that long then it is all ready for the next days fun.

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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russty

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#6 posted 2058 days ago

Nice Job
I just spent 5 hours in my shop cleaning and organizing

-- With God's help all things are possible- even woodworking

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jm82435

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#7 posted 2058 days ago

I need something like that for sure.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 2058 days ago

Well I was just down in the shop and bits a pieces of sand paper were everywhere. I need the compartments for the good stuff, but I think I need a side bin setup for the still good small pieces. Just can’t throw away. That stuff costs too much.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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SnowyRiver

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#9 posted 2058 days ago

I hear you mtnwild. I dont throw the scraps either. Each of my sandpaper bins are sorted by grit size. I take the scraps and stick them in the paper jacks that the sand paper comes in in each bin. I always laugh when I go to the lumber company to buy sandpaper, because I may be looking for 220 grit for example, but I will buy many different grits just to have them on hand. I do this with nuts and bolts etc too. When I tear something apart, I always save the knobs, nuts and bolts etc. You can see in my shop pictures that a picture has all kinds of bins on the wall. I have created a hardware store right in the shop. ha ha ha.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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dbhost

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#10 posted 1553 days ago

Nice sanding station… I am a bit surprised as neat as you claim to be though, that you didn’t create pigeon holes for each of your sanders… I might just have to sketch up, and build something similar. I am getting sick and tired of sorting through my stacks of sandpaper to find the right grit… (or digging through the sander bags to find the right disks etc…).

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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ClayandNancy

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#11 posted 1553 days ago

I think I might borrow your station, I’m tired of going thru my draws and stacks of sand paper only to find I ran out of a certain grit. Nice plan great organization.

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Mary Anne

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#12 posted 1553 days ago

That is a well thought out and useful shop organizer. I’m sure it will get a lot of use.
I wish I had just a little bit of that neatness thing.

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tswoodwizard

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#13 posted 1322 days ago

Ditto to all our fellow wood heads on your sanding station man. Any and all time spent on organizing has an eternal rebate of time not waisted.

-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, timsweely@yahoo.com -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.

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cjwelch

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#14 posted 510 days ago

Simple and effective. I like it.

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freddyaudiophile

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#15 posted 404 days ago

Man, this is what I need for my shop… I have my sanders all over the place and am constantly looking for sand paper or pads for the ROS.

What are the rough dimensions?

I might have to put doors on my version… :)

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

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