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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Alpharetta GA ( Metro Atlanta)

    Quick project... sandpaper box...

    I am finally putting the finish on the Table that I have been working on forever, but that is a different story. Here's the link to that album.. Go the the last 10 or so pictures.

    So I am finishing this table using Waterlox, and a hand rubbing technique that uses wet/dry sandpaper to rub in each coat. So of course I needed wet/dry sand paper. Off to Peachtree Woodworking to purchase bunches of wet/dry sand paper. 220/320/400/600/800/ and I really need some 1000. I got a box (100) of each. I like having supplies at on hand.

    Now my sandpaper pile is really starting to bug me. So I was looking at the Projects Pages over on and saw several sandpaper organizers come by.

    So here is my contribution to Sandpaper boxes...

    I cut the back stops for each slider on the bandsaw.

    Attachment 21841

    I made each of the sliders out of left over flooring. The man-made stuff that snaps together. I put glue on the joints and ended up with perfect slider's.

    Attachment 21843

    The sides are 3/4" oak ply and the top, bottom and back are 1/2".

    Attachment 21844

    So here are the other views of the project.

    Attachment 21847 Attachment 21846 Attachment 21842 Attachment 21845

    And I had planned for it to go back on the same shelf. So the 14 7/8" height worked like it was planned.

    Attachment 21848

    I had been messing with the parts over the last few weekends. It took about 2 hours to cut all of the dados and do the final assembly.

    The design just evolved starting with the size of a piece of sandpaper and the size of the sliders.

    As always there is a web album with notes.
    Last edited by Bartee Lamar; 06-30-2008 at 12:07 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very nice, Bartee. Ive got a similar, but simpler sandpaper case that was from an old retail display. I could really use a good solution for storing the 2" sanding disks I use on the lathe.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    I love how some things can add to your woodworking enjoyment. Well done Bartee.
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    - Arthur C. Clarke

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Grew up here in south Ms...the "Pinebelt"


    Very nice. One of those things I keep saying I'm going to do but just haven't. Well just maybe yours will be the inspiration I needed.
    "Humility is a strange thing, once you think you have it, you have lost it"

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