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Project by Chris posted 08-27-2015 02:27 AM 876 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a couply of hand sanding blocks made by others on this site and decided to give it a try myself.

I did three differnt ones, each one have a different edge profile on one side – one rounded, on 45 degree, one 90 degree

Have used them a small bit and while they look nice and do work – I have to admit sometimes it is just easier to spray glue sandpaper on a scrap pience of MDF :)

take call all!


-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#1 posted 08-27-2015 03:23 AM

I built that years ago when the Wood Magazine Tool book first came out. (I also built the Weekend Work Bench in it and still use it to this day.) Brought the sanding block to my local Woodcraft thinking I would show it off and the only reaction I got was the guy there saying “What a waste of good wood!” I have never shown off another woodworking project in a public way again.

That being said I really like the design, and your execution of it. I really like your idea of putting different profiles on the edges. Great job!

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#2 posted 08-27-2015 11:02 AM

Did you just epoxy the bolt into the piece?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#3 posted 08-27-2015 05:05 PM

At first my comment was going to be “I tried a very rough set of that concept, but you’ll find that the whole in the bottom will wear the sandpaper un-evenly.”

THEN I see that you were smart and plugged the bottom over the bolt-head!!! Holy Schmokes! There’s my solution!

so yeas, very nice work, but thanks for solving that problem!

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#4 posted 08-27-2015 08:08 PM

Made a bunch of these… Epoxied the hole on bottom… And covered bottom with self stick cork. Works great. Easy on hands when used. Labeled the blocks for different grades of paper and only use it for that grade. Makes one feel good about making a usable quality tool for the shop.

Ignore the idiot at the Woodcraft store.

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#5 posted 08-27-2015 10:11 PM

i simply drilled the hole to fit a 1/2 oak dowel i had lying around. the dowel and bolt was expoxied into place at the same time

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