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This is a benchtop cabinet I made to hold the different grits of 1/4 sheets of sandpaper I use on my orbital sander. I got tired of having to stop and cut a sheet everytime I ran out so I took inventory of those I used and made a space for them and keep them filled for quick dispensing.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Vince

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#1 posted 1668 days ago

Great idea…that’s something I need

-- Vince

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Jeremy

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#2 posted 1668 days ago

That is a very cool idea! I’ll have to post the one I made for my random orbital! I hope you don’t mind if I barrow the idea! Great post!

-- Jeremy, Rochester, NY

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whitedog

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#3 posted 1668 days ago

i so need one of these … good build

-- Paul , Calfornia

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richgreer

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#4 posted 1668 days ago

Good job. I need one of these also except I need one with room for sheets of sandpaper, random orbital sander paper, mouse sander paper and little (2 inch diameter) circular disk paper. Think I will go make one now.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1668 days ago

Hi Rich. I have one planned for other sizes of sand paper including the new rolls of egyptian gold from Klingspor and the hook and loop circular pieces for my round sander. It just feels good to have it organized.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1668 days ago

one for the ideabox for later use
thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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johnnymo

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#7 posted 1668 days ago

good idea. sure makes it easier to find what you need.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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nmkidd

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#8 posted 1668 days ago

Great idea…......my paper is everywhere except where it should be…...guess I need to build one too!!

Thanks

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1668 days ago

Nice

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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thelt

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#10 posted 1664 days ago

Just what I need. I have been considering just such an idea. My shop is not temperature controlled, except by the outside weather. That’s why I’m going into withdrawals, it’s too cold to go out there. LOL

The one thing I have often wondered is if a small lightbulb, such as a refrigerator light would be an added extra to keep the sandpaper from damp due to outside moisture in air. Anybody ever tride anything like that?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 1662 days ago

Hi thelt, one thing I found to keep moisture from affecting or rusting tools in my unheated barn is to keep them in unfinished wood boxes. I used to have the vice on my mill get rusty from the temperature going above and below freezing, so I made the wood box that fits pretty tight to it and it stopped the rusting. I think the same might work for sand paper. Make the door fit tight and it might work pretty good. Maybe adding a dessicant bag might keep it dry and you won’t need a lightbulb running.

From the commnets I have gotten on this one, I feel I need to make a cabinet for full sheets , rolls, drums, belts and round disks to keep the organized. I have the rest of the sandpaper dumped in two drawers and I have to go through the whole thing to find what I want some times.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Chris

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#12 posted 345 days ago

great build, been procrastinating on this very thing for centuries…i need to bet busy and build myself one…would love to build one that could disappear and reappear only when I needed sandpaper. I am running out of room in that cracker box of a shop that I own….lol

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 345 days ago

Hi Chris, don’t forget the ceiling for putting some racks, etc. I put a few up there and cleared off bench and shelf space!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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