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Project by knackonwood posted 1974 days ago 3073 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife granted me some “garage time” and I made a few of these sanding blocks. The idea came from a magazine. Laminated strips of walnut and maple to make 4 of ‘em. Been working on a high chair and felt the need to FINISH a project!





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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 1974 days ago

Nice design. And you’re right, a simple, attractive, clever device that you can start and finish in a short time. Satisfying.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Karson

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#2 posted 1974 days ago

Ah yes Wood Magazine. I made them myself a while back.

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I’m going to lead a workshop on making them at our woodworking club in a month or so.

I put 1/16” cork on the bottom of the block to help with the sanding. It gives the sanding paper a softer feel on the sanding.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#3 posted 1974 days ago

I made some 2..:) Even used Walnut and Maple.. My fovourite woods.
Yours turned out nice..

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cabinetmaster

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#4 posted 1974 days ago

Now I do need a few of those myself. Great looking sanding blocks.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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rowdy

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#5 posted 1974 days ago

I too have made several of these and have given all of them away except for one that I kept for my own use. The reaction often has been sort of like the one I get to the cutting boards I give away as gifts—the comment being “that is too pretty to ding up by using it in the shop every day”.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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Zac

48 posts in 1975 days


#6 posted 1974 days ago

Cool beans! I have a Veritas sanding block from Lee Valley that I absolutely LOVE. After sitting back and looking at it – I didn’t think it’d be too awful hard to make. I really like the ones you made – they are sure much nicer looking! :)

Zac

-- "Start with ten.....end with ten"

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WoodSpanker

519 posts in 1978 days


#7 posted 1972 days ago

I think I’ll make some of those… lend a touch of class to my… uh…. Rustic? shall we say…. shop.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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joey

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#8 posted 1945 days ago

I made a couple of these back in 1986 when the project first came out in the magazine and they are still going strong.
Joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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USCJeff

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#9 posted 1935 days ago

Made the same one. Used adhesive felt for the bottom. Seems like a lot of people use cork as well.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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