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    Sandpaper Disc Station

    Well, Rockler just gave me a good idea to make a sandpaper disk put-er on-er for my Festool sander. Problem is the precious flat surface it would take up.
    I figure I could make a low cut doublewide version and install a sliding tray inside the bottom of my Festool accessories cabinet. That would eliminate the different boxes of various grit disks and free up the room for this disk station.
    What do you think? Any better ideas?







    http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17196

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    Sounds like plan Don. I'm just a po' boy and can't afford the Festool goodies, so I am not sure what the accessories cabinet looks like, but those trays look like they could adapt to all kinds of configurations. If you try it and it isn't the best option, what are you out?

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    I made something like this a while back just to store the discs. But I don't have the fancy put-er-on-er posts so I just mounted mine to the wall. Easy storage and out of the way. But I have to mount my discs the old-fashioned way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Nelson View Post
    Sounds like plan Don. I'm just a po' boy and can't afford the Festool goodies, so I am not sure what the accessories cabinet looks like, but those trays look like they could adapt to all kinds of configurations. If you try it and it isn't the best option, what are you out?
    Hi Ed,
    I will make my own accessories cabinet. I don't mind paying the money for a good tool but the money Festool wants for a plastic box is ridiculous.
    It will probably just be the bottom of one of the wall cabinets or maybe even a large drawer at my work table.
    It would be free to try a design ot two. There is always a scrap or two around waiting for something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Armstrong View Post
    I made something like this a while back just to store the discs. But I don't have the fancy put-er-on-er posts so I just mounted mine to the wall. Easy storage and out of the way. But I have to mount my discs the old-fashioned way.
    Let's see what you have there Tim?
    I figured I could use 1/4" ply for the trays and a dowel or two sized closest to the holes in the disks. There are a lot of sanders that could use these. Not just Festool.
    You know? Mounting it as a mini station out of the way somewhere is a great idea! I hadn't thought of that.

    Thanks Tim

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    Looks like the kind of thing for the man who has everything, and from the looks of some of your shop pics, you've just about got everything, so I'd say go for it Don. Doublewide would be twice as good.

    I saw those and had a similar thought. I've got a old store display sandpaper rack, but I use it for my square sandpaper. I like the fancy mounting post idea for the round stuff, and the rest of the fabrication would only take a few minutes.
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    It's not fancy!

    haha.. well, it's not much to look at Don, but here ya go. I made it a little bigger than it needed to be for my current sander but I wanted it to handle the larger discs that would be used by that Festool 150/5 that I someday hope to buy.

    Didn't take much to build it so I'm not showin' off but I had to laugh when I first saw the Rockler version - guess it was a good idea at least. For me, I just got tired of digging around to find the right grits - they always got mixed up. So, just a simple solution and mounted right next to where I do most of my sanding. Again, I don't have the mounting posts - just storage and accesibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks like the kind of thing for the man who has everything, and from the looks of some of your shop pics, you've just about got everything, so I'd say go for it Don. Doublewide would be twice as good.
    I saw those and had a similar thought. I've got a old store display sandpaper rack, but I use it for my square sandpaper. I like the fancy mounting post idea for the round stuff, and the rest of the fabrication would only take a few minutes.
    I certainly don't have everything Vaughn. This shop is something I have sworn I'd build for 30 years.
    I'm retired, I'm single, why not.
    I'm over halfway finished with it now. I'll say one thing about trying to put together a total shop in two years. You REALLY have to like beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Armstrong View Post
    haha.. well, it's not much to look at Don, but here ya go. I made it a little bigger than it needed to be for my current sander but I wanted it to handle the larger discs that would be used by that Festool 150/5 that I someday hope to buy.

    Didn't take much to build it so I'm not showin' off but I had to laugh when I first saw the Rockler version - guess it was a good idea at least. For me, I just got tired of digging around to find the right grits - they always got mixed up. So, just a simple solution and mounted right next to where I do most of my sanding. Again, I don't have the mounting posts - just storage and accesibility.
    That's exactly what I have in mind Tim. Just add the dowels to the trays.
    You should mass produce those and join the lime green forum. Rockler says half price is $14.xx

    Thank You

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    I don't know how to say this with out belittling the idea.

    Folks that is not my intention at all.

    I like it. It goes to my sense of organization.

    But.

    I find two things in our sanding endeavors.

    We use a heck of a lot of it.

    It curls.

    So the little station isn't big enough and if it was,

    when the paper curled...well you get the idea.

    This is about a 1/4 of our always updated stash.

    Per

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