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This was just a quick project to keep my random orbit sander and paper handy. It hangs by the door because I often go outside to sand. This small convenience helps save a lot of time.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com





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mot

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#1 posted 12-03-2007 11:09 PM

It’s a good idea to keep that stuff together. I think that my sandpaper and sander are as far away from eachother as they can be in my little shop.

-- 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 12-03-2007 11:15 PM

Blake. I see you haven’t made a sandpaper holder. It a small circle of wood the same size as a sandpaper sheet with at least 3 dowels, maybe one in each hole.

You stack your sandpaper on on, velcro side up and when you need to put on a sheet of sandpaper, you put the dowels in the holes of your ROS and the sandpaper is all lined up in the correct place.

But great place to put it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Blake

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#3 posted 12-03-2007 11:23 PM

Karson, That’s a great Idea! That will be the next version.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#4 posted 12-04-2007 12:08 AM

can the dowel idea gadget stack in the little shelf areas? combining the two ideas? (or maybe I just didn’t understand the dowel idea fully)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 12-04-2007 12:48 AM

Blake -

I thought I was commenting on three new projects . . . good thing I hit the back scroll button! Another useful project . . . I like Karson’s addition! Keep these coming!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 12-04-2007 01:26 AM

Yes it is just a item the stack the paper that is already in the compartment in a straight pile. All the paper for one grit is on its own stack. 10-15 sheets you don’t want the dowels so long that they hit the limit on the sander. You want to be able to press the paper to the Velcro using your piece of plywood, Masonite, 1/4” walnut painted white etc.

You’ve got 8 hole paper so probably 4 dowels would allow you to line it up quite well.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 12-04-2007 01:29 AM

Excellent. I need to make one of these. Where’s the 400 slot?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#8 posted 12-04-2007 01:38 AM

Also make the base a little longer and square so it fits into your compartment. On the extra length you can have the grit written on the board so its easier to identify at the time of doing the sandpaper change.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 12-04-2007 01:39 AM

great project…I like the “Karson Corrolary” too…

(We just covered the “Roosevelt Corrolary” to the Monroe Doctrine today in my US History class—-anyone know what those to “things” are???)

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 12-04-2007 06:10 AM

Neat idea Blake. Sure keeps things tidy. I keep mine hanging off clothes pegs attached to a piece of 2×1 (whoops 1×2 for you Americans) suspended on a piece of string., works Ok but the do curl up a little.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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RAH

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#11 posted 12-04-2007 06:45 AM

I don’t have alot to say, however I enjoy and learn from your projects and blogs.

Thanks Blake, keep them coming.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#12 posted 12-04-2007 07:17 AM

Great idea. I will be making one for myself.

-- Scott, Kentucky ----- "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain

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Bob A in NJ

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#13 posted 12-05-2007 02:13 AM

Simple and effective project, I need one!

-- Bob A in NJ

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Karson

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#14 posted 12-05-2007 02:54 AM

OK Blake here is what I was suggesting.

Get a piece of wood that will fit in the hole where you have your sandpaper today. Put a piece of sandpaper on it and drill out holed for dowels. The dowel should be close to the size of either the hole in the ROS pad or the sandpaper (the smallest hole)

Put in your dowels and a stack of paper.

Now when you put the dowels into the holes on your sanding pad, the sanding disk is already aligned.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#15 posted 12-05-2007 10:28 AM

Sounds good Karson! That would make replacing the disk easy.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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