Sanding blocks

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Project by Mark Gipson posted 329 days ago 1498 views 22 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from beech and makaa. Much nicer to use than a scrap off the floor. They make sanding fun! OK, maybe not.

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#1 posted 329 days ago

Nice little toy. Thanks…......................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 328 days ago

Hi they look very nice and practical. thank u for showing. Is the top side fastened by af threaded insert in the bottom part or how does it work?

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Mark Gipson

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#3 posted 328 days ago

There is a standard bolt fixed into the base. A hole is drilled part way through from the bottom, epoxy the bolt in place and then plug the hole. I got the plans from a Wood Magazine book. They are sized to take a quarter sheet of sandpaper.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 328 days ago

Those are really cute. Looks like they are easy to change when the paper gets worn out, too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#5 posted 328 days ago

I made a bunch of these from that same article and they have seen a lot of use.

I padded mine with some floor underlayment but think the unpadded version may be better as I seem to tear finer grit paper a lot.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Mark Gipson

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#6 posted 328 days ago

I fixed some felt to one of them which seems OK so far but I haven’t used them much yet. I will build a couple more once I get hold of a couple of different wood types.

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#7 posted 328 days ago

Nice job!
I’m building some of those soon too as soon as the workload slows down a bit.
Here's the plans (no worries; they’re free).

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#8 posted 327 days ago

Nice looking design. Last time I made some they were “way” over engineered. I like the simple design of these. Went into my fav’s.

-- Bryan

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#9 posted 324 days ago

Looks good and they look comfortable to use because of the rounded edges. Like it. Well done!

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#10 posted 323 days ago

Made these out of walnut and maple and they work great…

-- Greg, Corinth NY

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