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Project by bigfoot11 posted 12-20-2015 03:07 AM 745 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago, Lowe’s had a special buy of Gator brand 5” sanding discs for $9.97 for 15 of each 60/120/220 grits. It was a great deal but a bother to use because all of the grits were mixed together.

After getting a ton of new storage in my new CNC table/cabinet, I decided to sort all of this stuff out with a scrap 2’ x 2’ of plywood that I’ve had in the shop for two years.

The plywood was barely suitable for this project. I cannot imagine someone actually trying to build something nice out of it.

Oh well, a bunch more photos, an easy (free) cut list, and a quick video over here: http://www.gowoodwork.com/2015/sanding-disc-caddy/





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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 12-20-2015 01:46 PM

Very nice! I had the same problem with the disks.

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

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WoodNSawdust

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#2 posted 12-20-2015 02:10 PM

Good use of space and scrap wood.

I have found that some of my round discs want to curl up. Does the Gator brand have any problems with this?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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bigfoot11

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#3 posted 12-20-2015 03:15 PM

Over time they might cup just a tiny bit but as far as wanting to roll up like the 600 grit wet/dry paper sheets, no they stay flat.

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WoodNSawdust

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#4 posted 12-20-2015 03:21 PM

Thanks, I will keep the brand in mind when I need to make my next bulk purchase.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 12-20-2015 03:30 PM

On a random side note, I was blown away at how expensive the discs are at Home Depot. 50 for $20. Looks like I should’ve shopped around at other Lowe’s to find more of this 45 pack for less than $10.

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#6 posted 12-20-2015 09:41 PM

In a pack of blank CD’s there is always 2 clear disk that fit perfect on sanding disks. You can write the grit on the clear disks and place on top. Works great!

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

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#7 posted 12-20-2015 09:57 PM

I considered those except that I had to look at my Newegg history to see the last time I bought any optical discs.

..........2009.

The 20-25 pack of discs lid makes a great coaster since the jumbo 7-11 cups will fit in it too.

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