|Project by sjbob||posted 02-12-2017 06:30 PM||1239 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
One of the really irritating things in my shop was the stack of random containers of sandpaper sheets, so I decided to remove that irritation by building a box to store them. I used materials I already had except for the hardboard for the drawers and the pulls. Happily, I found the perfect little pulls at OSH.
I made the box out of 1/2” birch plywood with oak trim. The plywood was joined using table saw cut lock joints. The box was finished with satin poly, brushed on with a final wipe-on coat.
The drawers are simply made, with oak trim pieces just butt glued on the top and on the front of the hardboard.
The space for the sheets is just slightly oversized to 9 1/8×11 1/16 as I found that kind of variance in the sheets I had and the goal is for an easy fit. There is 1/2 available for the stack of sheets in a drawer.
The box is intended to sit on a shelf inside a normal storage cabinet, so I oriented the short axis front and back so it would easily fit on a 12” shelf.
The bottom drawer doubles as a sheet cutter with three positions: 2 3/4, 4 1/2, 5 1/2 for sanding blocks and a quarter sheet sander. The sheet cutter is a hacksaw blade trimmed at the ends, glued to a spanning wood bar and with the blunt back filed down to make it a smoother rip/cut.
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