Micro Mesh Sanding Pad Storage Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-08-2019 09:43 PM 1819 views 5 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just bought some micromesh sanding pads for pen polishing and wanted to make a storage box for them so they don’t get all mixed up during use. I did that for my different sandpaper grits so I though this would work well too. Pull one out…use it ….......and put it right back… so they stay in order.

I made the box out of box elder.( I have a big stack right outside the shop door). It holds 9 – 2×2 pads

It is 3 1/8” x 4 1/4” x 2 5/8” high and finished with clear semi gloss enamel.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-08-2019 09:52 PM

box elder is really nice lumber – never seen any around here ( NE Ohio )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 08-08-2019 10:40 PM

Very nice,
Is that red tinge in the wood natural?
Great work
Regards Anthony

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#3 posted 08-08-2019 11:02 PM

Nice work Jim…


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#4 posted 08-08-2019 11:21 PM

Wonderful Jim, you know how I love order.
Nice job.
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 08-08-2019 11:26 PM

Wow, that real organization. I made one for some pads once and threw them in there. Yours have colors, numbers and a lid. Well done for great organization Jim.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 08-08-2019 11:52 PM

Nice to be organized Jim, looks great too!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 08-09-2019 12:04 AM

Good idea Jim, I always get mine mixed up even with the different colors. Send some box elder over please.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#8 posted 08-09-2019 12:42 AM

Nice organizer, Jim!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 08-09-2019 01:07 AM

Jim, I have to say that is a LOT nicer than the flimsy little metal rack I have for mine.

Nice job

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#10 posted 08-09-2019 01:45 AM

Love that box elder! Great organizer – taking a little time to build this will save time down the road.

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#11 posted 08-09-2019 02:50 AM

Great Box Jim. That box elder is amazing.

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#12 posted 08-09-2019 03:06 AM

.... when tool box looks beautiful, not just functional… Great work buddy!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 08-09-2019 08:16 AM

Well made Buddy,
Great job as usual.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 08-09-2019 10:11 AM

great job,mate,as usual

-- bambi

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#15 posted 08-09-2019 10:13 AM

Very nice Jim! This is the way to go. Beats the heck out of my pile of mixed up grits! Nice work.
Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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