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I’ve made these a couple of times and taught a class at the Mason Dixon Woodworkers

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I find that sanding blocks are like pencils. You can have a box of them but when you need them they cannot be found.

Since I had wood already cut from the class and since I couldn’t find more than one of my old ones at the time I needed them.

So I made 4 more this week. The base wood is mahogany with Walnut sides. The tops are all maple. two were capped with some figured Walnut, One with Sapele and one is solid spalted Maple.

The line to the previous class has all of the measurements for making these. It has all of the steps that we followed in the class.

The background panels are being taken to our Shaker Oval Box class tomorrow. I’m going to use these for bottoms for some carriers.

The bottoms are Quilted Maple, Waterfall Bubinga, Walnut Burl, And a burl from Oregon Madrone Burl.

-- 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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jack1

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#1 posted 04-09-2011 04:40 AM

You could make sanding blocks for a living…

Very nice.

Jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Grumpy

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#2 posted 04-09-2011 04:46 AM

Nice work Karson. I like the simplicity of them & very neat at that.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 04-09-2011 06:06 AM

They look good. Thanks for the tip on them being like pencils; I’ll just keep using any little block that is layng around and hold the sand paper with my fingers. If you find a way to track them, let us know, I’ll make some nice ones ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Karson

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 06:11 AM

Your on survivor. If I get that running away under control, I’ll see if I can Patent the solution.

-- 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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 06:19 AM

I’ll take half a dozen at least for a few other tools that seem to have legs ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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papadan

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#6 posted 04-09-2011 07:16 AM

“Since I had wood already cut from the class and since I couldn’t find more than one of my old ones at the time I needed them.”

Karson, if you keep giving them away you will never find one to use. ;-) I use mine quite often.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 04-09-2011 07:43 AM

Wow Karson those are pretty darn fancy .between you and kent my tools and jigs don’t have a chance they look like plain old plywood, because they are. LOL Great job very nice sanding blocks.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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degoose

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#8 posted 04-09-2011 10:31 AM

Are you sure that you and Kent are not related… I know we are not… no Purple Heart… LOL…
These are real nice M8

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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tdv

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#9 posted 04-09-2011 01:25 PM

They have to be the classiest sanding blocks I’ve seen
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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sedcokid

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#10 posted 04-09-2011 01:37 PM

Karson,
What great sanding blocks, sure better looking then plastic!! I bet they work better too…

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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lew

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#11 posted 04-09-2011 03:49 PM

Sweet looking sanding blocks, Karson! I must make a couple of these to replace the chunk of wood I’m using now.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 04-09-2011 08:46 PM

Nice looking sanders Karson, you are the sandman!!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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dustyal

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#13 posted 04-09-2011 09:48 PM

yeah, yeah, just can’t use the same common cherry stuff the rest of us use in class for Shaker boxes.. have to show off your exotic pieces. They do look great and will be an excellent example of box variety. In the meanwhile, maybe we should have another sanding block class… I have the same problem… can’t find one when needed. That, and I gave a couple as gifts… that was dumb.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Karson

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#14 posted 04-10-2011 01:49 AM

Larrry: The first ones that I posted about 5 years ago, I made had Purple Heart (Click back to the first ones)

I tend to be an equal wood Oportunist. I try to move around so that I’ll never run out of any one kind of wood.

-- 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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