Sanding Blocks

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Project by ca8920 posted 02-08-2015 03:43 AM 36656 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of this weekend’s projects.

I found plans to make these sanding blocks in a Wood Magazine. I’m always looking for a block of wood to wrap a piece of sandpaper around so I decided to make a dedicated sanding block. Turns out once I got into the plans, the plans call for enough material to make two sanding blocks so now I have two….. Twice the pleasure, if sanding can be fun!

I had to make a Home Depot run to pick up the bolts, wing nuts and washers, but the wood came from scrap I had in the garage. The light colored wood is actually some scrap MDF and the dark wood is from a piece of Walnut. Tomorrow they get put to work.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada,

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 04:12 PM

I Made several of these years ago and they were given to friends and one for the shop
still the most preferred tool for sanding in the shared woodshop..

nice job.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 11:29 PM

Nice job. We made quite a few of these as part of our Mason Dixon woodworking shop projects.

The design is great. Easy to change paper and comfortable to the hand. I now have six, and I load and mark each one with different paper grit.

You will enjoy, and probably make more. Also quite nice for gifts.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 02-09-2015 12:56 AM

Years ago I made at least 40 of these and gave most of them away but kept a half a dozen. Have 5 in the shop ready to go when needed which is usually once a day. Great project I’m sure you will use for several years.

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#4 posted 02-09-2015 02:55 AM

Nicely done, Chris! I have seen these in the mag before, but I don’t recall the issue. Do you remember which issue they were in?


-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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#5 posted 02-22-2015 10:13 PM

SuperCubber, it was a Wood Magazine’s Best- Ever edition from 2006. The Title ‘Woodworking Jigs Homemade Tools & Shop Organizers.’

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada,

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#6 posted 02-22-2015 10:20 PM

Thanks, guess I haven’t seen it in the mag, because I don’t have that one! :)

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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#7 posted 07-06-2017 12:22 PM

Doesn’t the MDF kind of spoil the quaity a little.

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