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Project by jayman7 posted 1783 days ago 4391 views 8 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1783 days ago

what a great help that will be good job

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Innovator

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#2 posted 1782 days ago

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

You should get good use out of it.

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ChrisN

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#3 posted 1782 days ago

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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reggiek

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#4 posted 1782 days ago

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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Dusty56

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#5 posted 1782 days ago

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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Marc5

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#6 posted 1781 days ago

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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