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Project by bjudt posted 01-04-2018 05:19 AM 1289 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was getting tired of store-bought sanding blocks, so I made my own.

I found a cool design online that utilizes flexible plastic tubing to hold the sandpaper in place. The grooves holding the plastic tubes are the same diameter as the tubes. But the tubes compress as they force the sand paper into the grooves, producing a tight fit.

I sized the cutting block so that it one sheet of 8.5” x 11” sandpaper would produce three sanding sheets.
Wood: Cherry

Dimensions: 2-3/4” wide, 1-1/4” thick and 5” long.





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Redoak49

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#1 posted 01-04-2018 12:17 PM

Nice idea

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#2 posted 01-04-2018 12:35 PM

Is the sandpaper the Stick on type, or could I use any paper? Thanks great idea.

-- Pete in NC

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#3 posted 01-04-2018 01:44 PM

Nice design!!
I will have to try it.

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#4 posted 01-04-2018 02:39 PM

Do you reinforce the sandpaper with duct tape?

If so, good idea. I have some very old sand paper that has become very brittle and cracks and brakes on my electric 1/4 sheet sander. I will try this too.

-- Norman, Canada, It is, what it is....

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#5 posted 01-04-2018 02:58 PM

This is a creative sanding block and very practical. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 01-04-2018 03:42 PM

Very useful idea.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 01-04-2018 07:42 PM

That is really slick. Never thought about using rubber tubing. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#8 posted 01-05-2018 01:17 AM

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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