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    ROS Paper Holder

    You ever have one of those things that bugs you? It bugs you but not enough to do anything about it? Then suddenly you've just had it and you drop what you're doing to take care of it? That happened with my ROS paper last night. I wish I would've held onto some of those 5-1/4" floppy cases . . .

    The master plan:

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    Took some scrap plywood siding and some leftover MDF from my scrap bin project.

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    My DP is out for service so a hand-drilling I shall go. An old arrow gave up it's fiberglass shaft for dowels.

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    Round off the corners.

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    Cut the dados (man I really like those setup blocks, its almost like not measuring).

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    Got room for some spare odd-balls in the bottom area. The dowels are sized to allow me to just land the ROS on the plate and the paper lines up with the holes for DC. I set the height to fit on the shelf where my sanders sit when not in use.

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    Now, where was I . . . .
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 03-08-2008 at 12:13 AM.
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    Nice..

    I see one of those in my future..!
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    Great idea I've been thinking on building something for my ROS paper and that fits the bill just fine, Same as Garry, I see one in my future soon also.

    Tom

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    Glenn

    I did something similar a while back.
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    Thank you Glenn

    That's a great idea...

    I have them all in one bundle and I always have to "play cards" to choose the correct number...

    The dadoes....I'll make them on the router table...we don't have dado blades here...

    I have also many without the holes so I'll just omit the dowels...
    My ROS does not need papers with holes for dust extraction...actually, non of my sanders requires papers with holes for dust extraction...after small modifications of course....

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    niki

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    I built one last week myself. I use a lot of sand paper at work, the ROS rolls going from 100 grit all the way up to 700 grit. After that the sand paper switches over to sheets. So I built a rack that has 4 dowels to hold 8 rolls of ROS sand paper. (2 side by side) Then 4 shelves to hold the sheets of sandpaper. I also made a shelf to hold my sanding block,and on the other side, a place to hold my can of polishing rouge/ I even added a holder to hold the brush to apply it to the the steel.

    I have been using it for a week now and just love it. I am an organizing freak, so my set of pigeon holes before, just was not working. Now I need to make a new one for use at home. I'll snap a picture of it when I get to work next week. It really is a great design.
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    Great idea Glenn. I had something similar years ago but not as nice, and kind of crude compared to yours. I built it to small though, and found when I get a good deal and buy in bulk, couldn't fit all the discs in my little unit. They were throwing away these massive 10 drawer file cabinets at work and I grabbed several of them. Sandpaper storage issue solved as you can see in the pic below. Not as compact or as neat as yours though.
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    If you buy blank cd's (50 bundles) and cut off the spindle they make good ROS sandpaper storage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Glenn

    I did something similar a while back.
    Belated thanks Bart. You are one of the folks that inspired me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick anderson View Post
    If you buy blank cd's (50 bundles) and cut off the spindle they make good ROS sandpaper storage
    You know, I had tried that and they would get stuck about 1" in. I see now that your post reveals the secret of my failure; 100 CD spindles are just enough different not to work. Thanks.
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