Sanding and Finishing jig

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Project by gene posted 10-16-2007 11:16 PM 2282 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I put this simple jig together for sanding, and spraying cabinet doors using a cheap lazy Susan and facing it with rubber mating. Simply spin it to work at the angle that you need. It makes spraying a lot easier.
I do not buy the perforated rubber sanding mats the woodworking stores sell. I use the slip proof mats they sell for use under scatter rugs and cut what I need. If I didn’t know better, I’d say it was the same material and a lot cheaper.
If someone else has already posted the same idea? I apologize!
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#1 posted 10-17-2007 01:30 AM

Nice, Gene! That product is the same thing that they rip you off for tool boxes too. You’re right, it can be found cheaper for a different application, than woodworking. Nice idea. For finishing, what do you think about having T-nuts at a few places to put small screws through to support the piece off of the mat so ti doesn’t stick?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 10-17-2007 01:42 AM

Nice idea.

-- 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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#3 posted 10-17-2007 02:49 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. “Tom”, I forgot to mention that I have been using wax paper between the jig and the doors, but might try your idea also to see if I like it better.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#4 posted 10-17-2007 02:43 PM

I’ve seen these things made bigger so as to support and spin a dresser. Also like Tom(mot) said, supporting your work on pins or nails keeps your project from sticking. I’ve recently seen (LeeValley catalog) these little yellow triangles that are made to do just that. You have a great idea…hope we have helped you.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 03:09 PM

Great idea on the lazy-susan Gene. I’ve spent allot of wasted steps walking around a project spraying poly. Also the wax paper idea is a keeper. I used some of that matting on top of my table saw as a makeshift downdraft table and the dust that got between the mat and the table actually scratched the top so I don’t do that any more. I’m getting ready to make a rolling sanding station that will hold my Ridged spindle sander in the middle with a fold down downdraft table on the side and some shelf space below to hold the belt, sheet, and random orbital sander.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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