Sandpaper Organizer

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Project by jayman7 posted 08-23-2009 04:33 AM 7347 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got back from vacation a few days ago and I felt like messing around in the shop today. I decided to build a sandpaper organizer that I’ve been meaning to build for some time now. I started designing it in sketchup around noon today, and 10 hours later I have it completed. You can see what my pile of sandpaper looked like before. It took up tons of space under my workbench and I could never find the grit I needed.

The best part of this project was that I was able to use scrap materials that was just taking up space. I used 1/2” sandply for the basic structure and 1/8” hardboard for the pull out shelves. I used a series of rabbets and dadoes. First time I made rabbets. Everything was glued and screwed together. I also attached eight 3/8” diameter dowels on the sides to hold my random orbit discs. I hung it on the wall using a french cleat system for the first time too. Worked great!

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#1 posted 08-23-2009 04:49 AM

what a great help that will be good job

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#2 posted 08-23-2009 03:55 PM

Good looking cabinet, I just made one about a month ago.

You should get good use out of it.

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#3 posted 08-23-2009 06:56 PM

Great cabinet…and very useful too. I like the fact that you did the sides as one piece for make the slots and the rabbet

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#4 posted 08-23-2009 07:08 PM

Wow…nicely done….I’m still at the level of your photo of the pile….Mine is in one of those plastic drawer things that I inheirited from my better half. They are just shoved into the drawers with the disks and belts for the various sanders that I have….I like the dowel idea as that would work nice to hold the belts….

Thanks for sharing with us….great idea.

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#5 posted 08-23-2009 08:37 PM

Excellent job and it’s nice to see that someone else knows that the finest grits start at the top and go down in coarseness to avoid grit contamination : )

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#6 posted 08-25-2009 03:08 AM

I hope you don’t mind but I am use your design for my sand paper center. I like it.

-- Marc

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