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Project by ChuckM posted 09-19-2011 05:52 PM 2746 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this organizer tip from a previous issue of the American Woodturner. I made one yesterday before starting my pen turning session (to make some pens for my daughter who is leaving for a new job and needs to give some farewell gifts to some of her co-workers).

I used to write the grits on the backs of the sandpaper strips I cut out for sanding pens. But sometimes I forgot and had to guess the grit of a strip that had been used. With this sandpaper organizer, I can easily keep track of the strips and their grits. I epoxy-glued magnets on the back of the organizer so it can be “attached” to or parked at any metal part of the lathe as I want.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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Bricofleur

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#1 posted 09-19-2011 06:50 PM

Clever. I use shorts from self-adhesive sandpaper rools with my rubber sanding pads. Such holder would be more than welcome in my shop for that particular purpose. Thanks for posting.

By the way, those pens are really nice! That’s kind touch from your daughter to leave such souvenir to her best co-workers/friends.

Best,

Serge

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Eric_S

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#2 posted 09-19-2011 07:29 PM

Oooh I like this idea. Thanks. Currently I just have precut sheets stacked in a cubby above the lathe but they usually get mixed up and sometimes the grit number is cut off the sheet so I can’t always tell whats what.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#3 posted 09-19-2011 11:24 PM

This would be really handy for the partially-used pieces that get lost in the shavings on the lathe. I’m always finding still-good pieces that got buried.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 09-20-2011 02:51 AM

Awesome idea. I just tossed some scraps last night because I had no idea what they were.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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clieb91

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#5 posted 06-03-2013 02:28 AM

Chuck, Was just going through my favorites and came back across this. Should have thanked you a long time ago for the idea as mine sits just above my lathe and works great.

Thanks very much.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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ChuckM

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#6 posted 06-03-2013 04:46 PM

You’re welcome, Chris. Thanks for letting me know.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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