Sandpaper storage & Sandpaper cutter/tearer

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Project by richgreer posted 02-26-2010 09:04 PM 8683 views 17 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 02-26-2010 09:11 PM

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 02-26-2010 09:16 PM

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 02-26-2010 10:04 PM

Great Idea!

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 10:13 PM

I like it

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 02-26-2010 10:23 PM

Great idea like that very much thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 02-26-2010 10:43 PM

Thanks for sharing your good ideas.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#7 posted 02-26-2010 11:00 PM

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 02-27-2010 05:41 AM

two thumbs up

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 03:04 PM

looks good, thanks

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#10 posted 03-02-2010 11:40 AM

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 04-08-2010 01:23 PM

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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