Simple Sanding Blocks

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Project by sonnyr posted 07-18-2016 03:43 PM 1778 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are all kinds of sanding blocks on LJ’s and other sources but we all have our own idea of what works best. I used scrap 3/4” plywood and leftover laminate flooring to make these. The blocks are cut to 2 5/8” X 4 1/2”. Four #6 X 3/4” screws and painters tape are used to hold the paper in place. A regular 9” X 11” sheet of sandpaper is divided into 4 equal pieces. The paper is then pre-folded to fit tighter and the blocks are labeled to match the different grits.
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#1 posted 07-18-2016 11:12 PM

I use a piece of 1×4 5 1/2” long. It takes 1/2 sheet. 1 staple in the middle of 1 edge followed by 2 more on the same edge after wrapping the paper around. Mark the end with the grit and you’re good to go.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#2 posted 07-19-2016 05:16 AM

Good idea!

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#3 posted 07-19-2016 02:59 PM

Thanks calisdad and JPJ for your remarks. I plan on putting a bunch of these together so my grandkids can sand all they want to. It really is easy and fast to change out paper.

-- I may be slow, but I'm easy to stop!!!

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#4 posted 07-19-2016 05:16 PM

So simple ,yet so efficient. There was numerous occasions when I used such sanding block.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-20-2016 03:49 PM

what about doing a 1/4 hex bolt slots on the end and using wing nuts to hold the tops on. might make it quicker to change sand paper :)

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