Sand Paper cabinet

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Project by sedcokid posted 06-03-2013 01:45 AM 1695 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I suppose like many of you my sand paper storage left a lot to be desired. I kept it all in a neat mess in a drawer, and when I needed a piece I would have to dig through until finding just the right grit. Well, the other day while rummaging through the local Habit Re-Store I found a sadly worn out kitchen cabinet that was in need of some TLC and the best part was they were asking $5.00. So I brought it home and with some gluing and clamping, screwing and painting the cabinet looks like new, plus it has a new purpose in life and that is to be a Sand Paper Cabinet! As you can see I have many shelves for the ‘Gritty Jewels’ to sit on.

All comments are welcomed…......Thanks for Looking ;-)

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 01:50 AM

great idea for storing the paper. last time I checked the habitat re-store here in my neck of the woods, I discovered it was more pricey than the big orange.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 02:02 AM

Chuck – Great way to organize your sandpaper.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 06-03-2013 04:24 AM

Great buying and a great storage cabinet. Really need something like that myself. Nice work all round.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 07:49 AM

Hey come on Chuck, this is getting just a tad tooooo organised ;:))
I envy you tidy guys, guess I’m just lazy & spend 1/2 my day lookin for things.
Well done Mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 06-03-2013 08:45 AM

Great find and great idea…yea. I’m like most woodworkers…it’s laying right here..or is it there

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 06-03-2013 10:25 AM

Chuck, Great buy and repurpose. There’s room yet for disks too. When you figure out how to store belts , I want to know

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 06-03-2013 01:33 PM

Chuck, that is better than you would find at a good hardware store,. Nice going and the price was so right!!
I like organization in the shop, too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 06-03-2013 03:28 PM

Nice save for an old cabinet, Chuck. This should make life a lot easier!

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

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#9 posted 06-03-2013 07:59 PM

Nice. Mine is embarrassing and has been on my “to make” list forever. Along with a cutoff bin. Thanks for posting it.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#10 posted 06-04-2013 12:34 AM

Chuck, great job. I just picked up 2 recycled/saved (free) cabinets myself and I now know what I’ll do with one of them. Thanks for posting your idea.

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#11 posted 06-04-2013 12:52 PM

Nicely organized area for those abrasives we all must use. Nice recycle

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 06-04-2013 01:07 PM

It’s very nice and a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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