The Sandbox

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Project by PurpLev posted 08-04-2013 02:16 AM 2208 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of those projects that seems to linger and stay on the “to do list”. Been wanting to make something like this ever since I started sanding as far as I can remember, but somehow always didn’t have the time when I had the materials, or didn’t have the materials when I did have the time.

Finally decided to FIND the materials when I was able to get some shop time go cross this one off the list. Originally I planned to make this out of plywood, but recent projects (Kitchen FE Drawers, and Airsoft Cabinet) completely depleted all existing and remaining plywood remnants. While looking around, I noticed a single an 8’ 4/4 cherry board that had some cracks in it. the width was perfect (on the money!) after I would joint its edges, and the length gave me a few inches extra which was good. seeing that it had some cracks in it, I figured I wouldn’t use it for anything presentable, and shop furniture would be a perfect fit!

4 hours later, and this is the result. I was able to accomplish the design in my head which would be a wall mounted slim sandpaper organizer for sheets and ROS packs.

Dimensions: 20” x 14” x 6 1/2”
Finish: BLO

Thanks for looking,

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 02:26 AM

great build,its been on my list also.i’ve been planning on it lately.great work,thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 02:27 AM

Very handy! (or is that “sandy”?)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-04-2013 02:34 AM

careful Charlie – last time you met up with “sandy” a lot of people had to be “handy” for quite a while AFAIR.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 03:33 AM

Nice build—I particularly like the slant shelves for the full size sheets, reducing the required depth of your cabinet.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 08-04-2013 08:44 AM


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 11:19 AM

Nice job, Sharon. Glad to see you in the shop… those girls must be getting big by now!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 08-04-2013 03:28 PM


Ellen, yes they are growing tall.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 08-04-2013 03:41 PM

Been on my list as well for a while. Like you said, when I have the shop time, I lack the materials, and when I have the materials, there’s something else on the list!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#9 posted 08-04-2013 03:56 PM

This is a nice functional shop accessory and a good use for this lumber.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#10 posted 08-04-2013 09:45 PM


and I’m glad to know I’m not the one that was having trouble getting this one built.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#11 posted 08-05-2013 04:41 PM

Nice little shop organization project. I need one of these.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 08-05-2013 04:45 PM

It’s a nice addition to your shop, Sharon.

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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#13 posted 08-05-2013 04:47 PM

Thanks. definitely a good addition as I had sheets and ROS boxes laying all around and getting misplaced.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#14 posted 08-08-2013 01:05 PM

This is one of those projects that you will be happy for until your teeths fall out.
Love it, nothing like order in the shop.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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