|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-19-2015 07:11 PM||1919 views||4 times favorited||27 comments|
I use Egyptian gold sandpaper exclusively on the lathe and it is the same color for all grits!!! I write the grit on the back and the paper tends to roll so it creates a chore to ID it. I have been thinking about this kind of box for a long time and when I finished the shoehorns after having to look at the back of the pieces of sandpaper over 100 times, I stopped and built this box. It needed 5 compartments and the lid had to flap all the way down when opened. Now I can grab the right paper the first time and put it back where it belongs unless it is worn out. Then there should be more new pieces in each compartment. It makes inventory simple too!
I went looking for thin wood..( 3/8 and 1/4) and found them both in this wine crate I kept for just a project like this. ( some times it pays to be a wood hoarder). The wood was too thin for regular hinge screws and they left the top sticking out when opened so I made these little brass plates with circular grooves for the pivot pins ( screws) to slide all the way around and let the top drop straight down like in the last shot. I put two 10 mm magnets in the top and screws in the front but they are pretty ineffective at holding anything.I did put in some splines because the sides are just mitered. I love using that spline sled. I was going to put in X splines but that was a little overkill for this box. The wood was a bit warped so the miters did not come out as straight as I liked, but they will do in this case.
It is finished with clear satin lacquer. This is the best it will ever look for it will live in the barn with that lathe, the chips and the dust.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!