Sandpaper storage & Sandpaper cutter/tearer

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Project by richgreer posted 1636 days ago 5963 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is certainly not one of my prettier projects, but it sure is practical. You can see that this is a wall mounted (actually door mounted) storage rack for sandpaper.

I always use my sheet sandpaper a quarter sheet at a time so I also built a special device for tearing sandpaper sheets into quarters. It is a simple block of oak with a hacksaw blade mounted to each side. In the middle a piece of wood is positioned such that the distance to the edge is just right on one side for one tear and just right on the other side for the other tear. Works great. I can easily tear 2 sheets at a time and I get a virtually perfect tear every time.

Every shop needs these 2 items.

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

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#1 posted 1636 days ago

Very nice and practical sandpaper organizer/storage. It comes very handy when you need any grid.
I do not own one, I always mix all grid in a box and having hard time reading the grid no.

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#2 posted 1636 days ago

This is way too organized for my antics, but I like the idea! I have to have large and small plastic bins to hold my variety of sanding materials.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 1636 days ago

Great Idea!

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#4 posted 1636 days ago

I like it

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 1636 days ago

Great idea like that very much thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 1636 days ago

Thanks for sharing your good ideas.

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#7 posted 1636 days ago

Kent… a new storage project for you?... in Bubinga and Maple… curly of course… lol

Nice way of keeping all the sanding supplies handy… I like it…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 1636 days ago

two thumbs up

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#9 posted 1633 days ago

looks good, thanks

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#10 posted 1633 days ago

you seem like an organized man like me, and you have very smart pieces God Bless :) visit my site

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#11 posted 1596 days ago

Now that is a good idea! I like the tear block, I never get that part right!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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