mystery wood sanding block

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Project by ShawnH posted 08-21-2009 02:31 AM 4664 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the finished sanding block I made from a reclaimed pallet I could not pass up. The middle and bottom are made from some maple I had lying around. I got the plans from a wood magazine tips and tricks magazine.

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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#1 posted 08-21-2009 02:57 AM

Oak maybe?

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 02:58 AM

Looks like white oak

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 03:56 AM

Looks good.

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 04:35 AM

I’m going with white oak Shawn.
It came out really nice !

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 03:11 PM

Looks good I agree with the senses White Oak.

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#6 posted 08-21-2009 04:22 PM

I’m in agreement. The grain pattern and rather short ray fleck pattern lead me conclude there is a good possibility that your mystery project material is white oak.

What issue or link did you get the plans in? I might need to make a few of these for each of the common sanding grits.

Very nice!

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#7 posted 08-22-2009 01:14 AM

Thank you to all for the kind words.

Ratchet, it came from a special issue titled “Wood magazines best ever woodworking jigs, homemade tools and shop organizers. from 2006. If you can’t find it I could probably scan and send it to you. It is a great issue though. I made the workbench, a dead blow mallet, some nice versa-cab tool cabinets that are really handy, and one of the lumber storage ideas.

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 08-09-2010 03:32 AM

That wood looks a lot like a piece of Hackberry that I came across a while back. Coming from a pallet, it certainly could be most anything. I work with pallet wood some myself. I came across a piece of beech in some pallet wood recently. Most of it is poplar, oak or some sort of pine and I occasionally find a little maple. That’s part of the fun to me is wondering what might be discovered in that piece of wood once you get the roughness off of it.

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