|Project by oldwolf||posted 12-09-2010 06:42 PM||4687 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
Well I had two problems in my shop, I had this piece of 1/2” plywood that was just constantly in the way, and I had a really crappy way of storing my sandpaper. All of it was piled into one rectangular plastic bin. I finally decided on something that would help relieve me of both issues.
I’ve looked at a ton of sanding storage solutions but never been overly happy or enthused about any of them I’ve seen, yes they all work, and probably work well, but would they work for me… So I took a bunch of the ideas I’ve seen and wrapped them into a small slant top chest idea. that not only offers storage for the four types of sandpaper I use, (sheets, 5” disks, “mouse” sander triangles, and belts) but the lid keeps the paper from collecting that lovable film of dust and I think it looks damn fine sitting in my shop!
The piece measures 9 1/2” deep, 18” wide and 14” tall in the back. It has a series of divided slots on the left to hold sandpaper sheets (I use the sandpaper “scary sharp” method to sharpen chisels and plane blades) and on the right are three bins for sanding belts. There are two smaller pull out bins that lift out of the center, one for my ROS disks and one for the Mouse sander triangles, These bins are divided into three sections to separate course medium and fine grades of paper so I can tell what I’m running out of.
No fancy construction here, just butt joints, glue and finishing nails. I hollowed out a couple of handles from a section of 2×6 and threw some strap hinges that I had salvaged from somewhere. Total time invested in this, maybe a day and a half, so a nice weekend project, quick and rewarding.
If you want to read some more about this project I covered it in a couple of posts on my blog. you can find those here.
Thanks for looking. Cheers
-- Oldwolf - http://insidetheworkshop.blogspot.com/