Small Shop Projects #2: Sandpaper Cutting Jig

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 01-09-2009 03:35 AM 2884 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I reciently made trip to North Carolina and while there I stopped in and visited the local The Klingspor Store. The most interesting thing abut the store is the sandpaper. Klingspor is a sandpaper manufacturer and one of the side effects of are leftover pieces of sandpaper as they are cut from the roll. In the not so distant past these remnants were thrown away. They now take these remnants and throw them into a 4’x4’x3’ tall box and ship it out to one of the stores. These store then sell the sandpaper remnants by the pound. I have seen grits from 40 to 1000, the paper in different shapes/sizes and different types of backers. The coolest thing is walking into a store putting a twenty down and walking out with a huge array of various grits and sizes of sandpaper of your own choosing. Turners would love the 1” wide 220 grit 8’ long belt of paper. With the odd shapes and sizes I needed something to turn them into usable pieces of sandpaper. I started with a 12” hacksaw blade and worked everything else around that. I used a couple of washers to provide the spacing between the board and the blade. I then drew the lines to the most common cuts I use.

Sandpaper Cutting Jig

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#1 posted 01-09-2009 03:44 AM

I made one just about like it. I only cut for 1/4 sheet hand sanders so I have fewer lines on mine. But a great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#2 posted 01-09-2009 07:52 PM

I need one one day i will build it. great job

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 01-10-2009 02:03 PM

Great Post!;


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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