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Project by Mark Gipson posted 319 days ago 1295 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently made some hand sanding blocks that take 1/4 sheet of sandpaper.

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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.





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motthunter

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#1 posted 319 days ago

looks good and functional.. a win win

-- making sawdust....

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 319 days ago

Hey Mark, nice handy cutter! I also replaced my Craftsman1/3 sheet sander with a 1/4 sheet sander. i threw the 1/3 sheet sander away. I could do better with a sanding block!

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

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 319 days ago

I have used a similar cutter for years. It works great. I did put a strip of wood over the saw blade to lessen flexing of the steel blade. You will use this a lot. I have a porter cable speed block and I go through a lot of paper.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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deltawing

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#4 posted 319 days ago

Hi Mark > do you have a simple rundown on your sanding blocks? They look useful

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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Mark Gipson

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#5 posted 319 days ago

The sanding blocks come from an old Wood magazine. The plan is online but I got mine from one of their compilation blocks of shop tips and projects.

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mloy365

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#6 posted 318 days ago

Very nice design. Great idea!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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farmerdude

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#7 posted 318 days ago

Wow, that looks like a very handy, and simple design. Hope you don’t mind me using it. I put it in favorites along with the blocks. Thanks for posting them.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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