Sandpaper/plane rack chingaletta

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Project by RKW posted 11-11-2010 10:45 PM 3062 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been tryin to come up with a way of organizing my sandpaper other than keeping it crammed in a drawer. I have also been interested in starting to use more hand tools and have recently aquired a few planes. Im not very good with them at this point but i now have a place to keep them.

case is made from 3/4 birch ply and 1/4 in mdf. I added a little walnut to make it look a little nicer. The little chingalettas on the shelves are going to be labeled according to sand paper grit.(Havnt done it yet)

-- RKWoods

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 10:54 PM

You have a pretty good idea here AND it looks great! I thought I had solved a similar problem with a drawer and some boxes of sandpaper. I finally decided on Stick-on Adhesive Sandpaper Rolls of many different grits. This forces me to use smaller amounts for my projects, sticks to virtually any sanding block I choose, as well as conforms better to the weird shapes. I got mine from Amazon when they were all on sale about a year ago.

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 11:11 PM

Nice rack, fine storage solution.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 11:13 PM

Looks good Randy



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#4 posted 11-11-2010 11:18 PM

Nice looking rack.

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 12:33 AM

Good start. However, start planning now. You plane collection will soon outgrow planned storage. Unfortunately, this is a chronic condition.

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#6 posted 11-12-2010 04:16 PM

Great idea. I would suggest taking some scraps of 1/2” plywood or mdf and make a piece the same size as the sand paper for each stack. Place it on top of each stack to help keep them flat. It always amazes me how much a simple sheet of sandpaper can curl up. Also, as GraveDigger has said, you may as well go ahead and build a bigger cabinet for storing your planes. As you learn more and get more skill, you will aquire more and more planes. Your collection will outgrow that cabinet quickly. The positive side is, as you get more proficient and tuning and using hand planes, you will need and use less and less sandpaper. My goal is to actually complete a project without even using sand paper some day. I hate sanding, but I love planes and scrapers. That brings up something else, as you are getting more into hand tools, you might want to get you some cabinet scrapers. Once you learn to sharpen them, they can be a lot of fun to use and, in my opinion, they leave a much nicer finish than sandpaper.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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