|Project by Mark Gipson||posted 09-05-2013 10:48 AM||2209 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
I recently made some hand sanding blocks that take 1/4 sheet of sandpaper.
I also replaced my Ryobi 1/3rd sheet sander with a Makita 1/4 sheet sander so I needed a good way to cut up sandpaper to fit both.
I saw several clever designs for guiding a knife, but they involved cutting many MDF blocks to exact sizes and anyway I don’t like using a knife on sandpaper. I almost built a design using a hacksaw blade and a clever flip up stop to allow cutting the different sizes using only one blade. However, hacksaw blades come in packs of 3 for less than 50 cents so I made this simple effort using 2 blades.
It works well. So does the Makita sander, I have never been so glad to replace a tool, the Ryobi sander was dreadful.