Sanding Station

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Project by SnowyRiver posted 01-07-2009 07:12 PM 9380 views 14 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those that know me well, they know that I’m a neat freak. It’s common for me to stop working on something in the shop just to clean work surfaces, sweep the floor, and put away unused tools. I like a clean environment to work in. I don’t like things out of place and I hate it when the shop is dusty or dirty, or I have to spend time looking for something…which can be often when I am building something…ha ha ha. I was getting tired of going through drawers of sandpaper looking for what I need. I decided to build a sanding station a few months ago. It was built out of scrap plywood. I also created a shelf at the top to store my sanders. I screwed it to the wall, and now I can see and find everything for sanding that I need.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#1 posted 01-07-2009 08:11 PM

Nice setup.

I’m like dog chasing its tail when it comes to neatness. I love to work in a neat and clean shop, but then it gets dirty. So I clean it, which makes me want to work, which makes me have to clean it, which… well, you get the idea. lol!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 01-07-2009 08:20 PM

Hey I know that dog. Nice sanding station

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 01-07-2009 11:09 PM

Nice job…..I’d have to triple the size of it if I were to get all of my sanders and supplies into one space ! Happy New Year and welcome to LJs : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 01-07-2009 11:31 PM


I’m with you. I’ll clean up several times during a project. It drives my son and son-in-law crazy. I like your sanding station.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#5 posted 01-07-2009 11:56 PM

Nice project.

I am similar to keeping clean. My kids have been told a motto “End of the day put away” Usually doesn’t take that long then it is all ready for the next days fun.

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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#6 posted 01-08-2009 12:05 AM

Nice Job
I just spent 5 hours in my shop cleaning and organizing

-- With God's help all things are possible- even woodworking

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#7 posted 01-08-2009 01:14 AM

I need something like that for sure.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#8 posted 01-08-2009 03:33 AM

Well I was just down in the shop and bits a pieces of sand paper were everywhere. I need the compartments for the good stuff, but I think I need a side bin setup for the still good small pieces. Just can’t throw away. That stuff costs too much.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 01-08-2009 03:58 AM

I hear you mtnwild. I dont throw the scraps either. Each of my sandpaper bins are sorted by grit size. I take the scraps and stick them in the paper jacks that the sand paper comes in in each bin. I always laugh when I go to the lumber company to buy sandpaper, because I may be looking for 220 grit for example, but I will buy many different grits just to have them on hand. I do this with nuts and bolts etc too. When I tear something apart, I always save the knobs, nuts and bolts etc. You can see in my shop pictures that a picture has all kinds of bins on the wall. I have created a hardware store right in the shop. ha ha ha.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 05-27-2010 09:45 PM

Nice sanding station… I am a bit surprised as neat as you claim to be though, that you didn’t create pigeon holes for each of your sanders… I might just have to sketch up, and build something similar. I am getting sick and tired of sorting through my stacks of sandpaper to find the right grit… (or digging through the sander bags to find the right disks etc…).

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#11 posted 05-27-2010 09:58 PM

I think I might borrow your station, I’m tired of going thru my draws and stacks of sand paper only to find I ran out of a certain grit. Nice plan great organization.

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#12 posted 05-27-2010 10:16 PM

That is a well thought out and useful shop organizer. I’m sure it will get a lot of use.
I wish I had just a little bit of that neatness thing.

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#13 posted 01-14-2011 02:58 AM

Ditto to all our fellow wood heads on your sanding station man. Any and all time spent on organizing has an eternal rebate of time not waisted.

-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, [email protected] -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.

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#14 posted 04-04-2013 04:38 PM

Simple and effective. I like it.

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#15 posted 07-19-2013 03:43 PM

Man, this is what I need for my shop… I have my sanders all over the place and am constantly looking for sand paper or pads for the ROS.

What are the rough dimensions?

I might have to put doors on my version… :)

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

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