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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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#1 posted 02-15-2009 05:47 AM
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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#2 posted 02-15-2009 07:36 AM
Ah yes Wood Magazine. I made them myself a while back.
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 soon moving to Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org †
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#3 posted 02-15-2009 03:36 PM
I made some 2..:) Even used Walnut and Maple.. My fovourite woods.Yours turned out nice..
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#4 posted 02-15-2009 04:59 PM
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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#5 posted 02-15-2009 07:31 PM
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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#6 posted 02-15-2009 11:52 PM
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! :)
-- "Start with ten.....end with ten"
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#7 posted 02-17-2009 09:58 PM
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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#8 posted 03-16-2009 04:53 PM
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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#9 posted 03-26-2009 04:25 AM
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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