Sandpaper Case

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 03-23-2010 03:31 AM 2697 views 15 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of sandpaper organization. Since the main things I find myself scrounging for are discs for the ROS, and my newfound love, abranet sheets, that is what this case was specifically designed to hold.

All material was scrap laying around the shop, even the plexiglass in the door. In fact, the door was designed around the size plexiglass scraps available. I thought a door of some sort was a must, or else those slots would collect sawdust like crazy.

The whole thing is mounted on the side of the rolling cart that holds my miter saw. This puts it in close proximity to my lathe, and to the area where I do most of my sanding.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 03-23-2010 03:43 AM

that case Charlie is too nice for my shop

-- Smitty!!!

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#2 posted 03-23-2010 03:44 AM

Charlie, This unit looks great. I like the layout and the dimensions. Great build.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 03-23-2010 03:44 AM

Very nice Charlie. A well designed case.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 03-23-2010 04:07 AM

A great looking cabinet Charlie

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#5 posted 03-23-2010 04:27 AM

CharlieM1958, nice job. Good design, and thanks for sharing with us.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#6 posted 03-23-2010 04:33 AM

Great ideal, nice organization. I like the door idea, I hate saw dust on my sandpaper, ;) nice job.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 04:46 AM

Nice job, And a very useful addition to your shop.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#8 posted 03-23-2010 04:51 AM

What a great idea and it turned out very nice. I’d hate to show you how I store my sandpaper.

-- Janice

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#9 posted 03-23-2010 05:02 AM

Excellent usage of space, accessible, covered, but visible & mobile!
Great Job!
This, I will Favorite for future reference . . .THANKS!

-- Farmer Bill Patriot to the U.S.A. Constitution & Bill of Rights under GOD!

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#10 posted 03-23-2010 05:20 AM

Thanks Charlie, this should motivate us to get our sandpaper in order.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#11 posted 03-23-2010 05:45 AM

File this under “You might be a LumberJock if…”. I bought my plastic tub at Walmart for 6 bucks I’m ashamed to say. It includes the lid too. Oh well, I’ve got a ways to go I guess.

-- Jim

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#12 posted 03-23-2010 06:13 AM

Looks good, Charlie. Since I love Mirka Abralon pads, I’m going to have to give the Abranet sheets (and disks) a try too.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 03-23-2010 07:14 AM

Nice work, Charlie! And, good timing too. When I started work Friday, I took a quick look at the shop’s sand paper “storage” area and thought…. I’ve got to make something to clean that up if I’m going to be pulling from that pile every day.

I love how our shops change so much. And how a one time build like this changes the way we work on everything for the next couple of years, if not more.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#14 posted 03-23-2010 07:14 AM

Beautiful design with great insight.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#15 posted 03-23-2010 07:31 AM

Nice job, thats what i call organize. Superb.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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