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Overkill sanding block

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Project by Rathziel posted 10-23-2018 01:02 PM 784 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based off of a few similar designs that I’ve seen here and online elsewhere. It’s made of Poplar and Oak, mostly because it’s what I had available in the right sizes. There’s a carriage bolt that goes through to the top and a threaded knob that seats the two pieces together to sandwich the sandpaper. It’s overkill for a sanding block but it was fun to make… And that’s the point really.





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Andre

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#1 posted 10-23-2018 02:27 PM

Similar design as to one I have from LV, great design as it is always the one I grab first.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Rathziel

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#2 posted 10-23-2018 02:31 PM



Similar design as to one I have from LV, great design as it is always the one I grab first.

- Andre

Thanks! I actually find that it is extremely handy.

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abie

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#3 posted 10-23-2018 02:54 PM

we have three in our shop

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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Underdog

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#4 posted 10-24-2018 01:25 AM

This is a pretty good design – You’ll like your new block. And it looks good too.

I made four of these myself. I put some cork on the bottoms, and I have one for 100-120-150-220 grit. And now I use them all the time.

And yes they ARE fun to make.

By the way, what’s with all the hardware stores never carrying 180 grit? They’ve got 80, 100, 120, 150, 220, 320, and 400 grit, but no 180?

I don’t get it.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 10-24-2018 02:46 AM

does the huge knob on the top bother your hand ?

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Belg1960

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#6 posted 10-24-2018 08:59 PM

I made three myself but instead of the knob made the recess in the top deeper and wider and use a wing nut which is then flush with the top. Even carved a groove in the side of one as a finger grip , way overkill.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Rathziel

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#7 posted 10-25-2018 04:14 AM



does the huge knob on the top bother your hand ?

- GR8HUNTER

Actually it doesn’t. Then again I haven’t done any super long sanding sessions with it so hard to say. I’d definitely rethink the design if I made another one, but it was the hardware I had at the time so I made due.

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