WOOD Magazine Sanding Blocks

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Project by bch posted 01-24-2014 03:49 AM 5679 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I believe these were the first project I made in my woodworking journey. They are from a subscriber submitted project from Wood Magazine from about two or three years ago. They have been my go-to blocks and I really like them. I would guess it’s from a 2010 or 2011 WOOD magazine. I would like to make a few more so that I can just leave them “loaded” with various grits at all times and not be switching out different paper all the time.

-- --bch

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 12:06 PM

Nice work, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers Tony.

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 03:06 PM

I made 6 several years ago and gave them to friends except one for myself
Donated it to our shop and someone liked it so much it is now gone.
Oh Well..

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

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 03:13 PM

Very nice looking and practical.

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

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#4 posted 01-24-2014 05:07 PM

abie – theft as a form of flattery? Is that the upside? Thanks all for your comments.

-- --bch

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#5 posted 01-29-2014 03:37 PM

Ok, I soon have to follow!
Each time I see these I say: ‘I need that’!
Looks really nice.
Best thoughts,

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

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#6 posted 02-23-2016 03:56 AM

These have continued to work perfectly for several years with no signs of wear what-so-ever. My young children grab these all the time (and leave them willy-nilly all over my shop, but that is a different story) and so these have been one of the gateway projects to woodworking for beginners (as it was for me).

-- --bch

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#7 posted 02-23-2016 04:31 AM

Wear? It’s a block of wood?!


-- Madmark - [email protected]

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#8 posted 02-24-2016 01:47 PM

MadMark – Ha! You have a point. I think my point was that even with young kids (ab)using them they don’t have nicked dented edges, etc. that might make their bottoms out of flat, etc.

-- --bch

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