Sanding Blocks

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Project by Kelster58 posted 05-09-2019 01:39 AM 734 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m always reaching for a sanding block. I like the idea of a flat hard wood block so I can keep what I am sanding flat and not round over corners so easily. I came across this video on Youtube and really liked the idea of using sanding belts. The sanding belts last a long time, they sand smooth and flat, and they take a lot of abuse. I built them according to the video except that I didn’t shim the wedges. I cut several thicknesses of wedges until I settled on the right size so I didn’t have to shim any of them. I ordered a variety of grits off Amazon. (3” X 21” belts) I love these sanding blocks.

Youtube video:

Sanding Belts:

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#1 posted 05-09-2019 01:46 AM

Nice! A lot nicer than my cardboard box of paper and switching grits on too few blocks.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 05-09-2019 03:24 AM

Good idea, and you are right they will last a long time.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 05-09-2019 11:40 AM

So simple, but a very good idea. THANKS,


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#4 posted 05-09-2019 01:22 PM

Nice concept.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 05-09-2019 02:08 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 05-09-2019 10:17 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guys. These are not my idea but they were fun to build and they work great.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#7 posted 05-10-2019 08:41 AM

Super cool, I love them and I love the order you have!
I made a different type, where I wedge from two sides, to avoid the presision of the wedges and to be able to tighten up.
You can see it here:
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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