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Project by Underdog posted 12-02-2015 06:07 PM 2527 views 20 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw some of these here on LJ, and saw the plans somewhere else, and decided I needed to make some. Funny thing was I decided to make ‘em outa maple and walnut lying around, and when I got back to the plans, found out that’s exactly what the instructions said to do…
Easy fun project that turned out nice.
Plans here.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 12-02-2015 06:50 PM

The project for these sanding blocks was my introduction to LJs. I made four (4) and still love them. Mine are out of cherry and hard maple with a cork bottom.

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#2 posted 12-02-2015 07:19 PM

Yeah, I was just thinking I should put something on the bottom of the two of these that didn’t get laquered. I used one last night to clean up the tabs on a pieces of a CNC cutout on another project. You can see on the last pic where that hard surfaces just takes the grit right off the sandpaper.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#3 posted 12-02-2015 08:44 PM

+1 for cork bottoms

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#4 posted 12-02-2015 08:47 PM

Nice work, good advice on the cork bottoms.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 12-03-2015 12:36 AM

Wow, these are too beautiful to be sanding blocks! But I like them. Really nice job on these.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 12-03-2015 12:49 AM

I like those!
Beautiful and practical, what else could one want?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 12-03-2015 01:47 AM

Wow! Do you guys do your sanding in your formal living room? I’ve got nice furniture that doesn’t look as nice as these things. I do love beautifully built tools. Very nice.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 12-03-2015 03:17 AM



Wow! Do you guys do your sanding in your formal living room? I ve got nice furniture that doesn t look as nice as these things. I do love beautifully built tools. Very nice.

- Lazyman

ROFL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 12-03-2015 02:31 PM

I made one of these years ago just like yours. I love it and it works great. Good Job!

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#10 posted 12-03-2015 05:21 PM

simple; yet very practical. Nice

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 12-03-2015 05:45 PM

These are very nice. When I first saw them the first thing I thought is…”these look like they could be sold on the Bridge City Tool Works website”.

I think I might make a couple of these. Right now I just cut a small block of MDF and stick a piece of adhesive backed sandpaper to it.

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#12 posted 12-04-2015 12:58 PM

Very nice blocks, looks great. Thanks for the plans!

-- Think, make and share.

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#13 posted 12-06-2015 01:46 AM

These are awfully familiar! I like mine, too. Yours are even prettier. Mine were my first ever wood project if I remember correctly.

-- --bch

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