Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sand Box

For years I have been continually frustrated by all my attempts at storing sand paper.  Of late I tried creating dividers in a milk crate, but invariable the paper would slump to the bottom and the whole box would be a mess with the 5" sanding discs for the electric sander.   I've had a design for a box in mind for quite some time, but just now had some time to slam it together.

Found these very small  brass card pulls at House of Antique Hardware

It's a hefty box with 7 1-inch drawers each holing the rectangular and round papers of each grade.  Usually 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 220, 600.  A place for the sander, sanding block and a some odds and ends on top.  The handle folds down.  The drawer faces were cut from a single piece of salvaged Doug fir.  The drawers glide on their bottoms into dado cut channels on the side

It still needs some drawer knobs (maybe?), but it's already functional and a big improvement.

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