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  • #8431
    Greg Merritt
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    We all use sandpaper and it is much cheaper to buy it in bulk.  The problem is that we usually only use a quarter sheet at a time….fold it…rip it…fold it…rip it…fold it…rip it.  Here in the states sandpaper comes in a standard size, 9″ x 11″, that yields (4) pieces, 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  So I searched the internet to find out what other people were doing to quarter their sheets.  I saw a jig that used a hacksaw blade and reference marks.  I took that idea and added a fence.  Now I can quickly quarter an entire package of sandpaper.  All that remains is to finish my version of Paul’s storage box for the quartered sheets.

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    #8433
    Ken
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    Thanks Gregory, I have grabbed this one also. Great work buddy 🙂

    #8434
    NJWilliam
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    Where is Paul’s sandpaper sheet storage box found?

    #8435
    Greg Merritt
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    @njwilliam … two versions pictured here.

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    #8452
    Charles Cleland
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    I was thinking those were rolls of paper…interesting.

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    #8453
    Ken
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    HaHa I thought they were rolls of sandpaper  when I first saw them 🙂

    #8459
    Darren McEvilly
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    Really nice format you have used here to document this Greg – Im probably stating the obvious but it looks like a great way to log each project which you could build up over the years and using pdf you can store electronically and add pictures as well as drawings and text.  And after you have done one you have a sort of template to work on so subsequent ones are quite easy to do. Excellent job!

    #8461
    Greg Merritt
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    @bobdog …and others…thanks…that’s exactly what I’m using it for…take a look at Paul’s blog series on journalling.  I post my projects on here in the spirit of sharing and in the hopes that others might find them useful.

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    #9243

    The easiest way to “cut” sheets of sandpaper into smaller pieces is to fold them in half as tight as you can. Then insert a putty knife into the fold and rip it. Cuts clean. Keep cutting until you get the desired size. Works great.

    I also put a small pc of double sided tape at the open end to keep the paper from shifting during use.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

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    #23671
    Philip Adams
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    We use rolls of sandpaper at the workshop, think it was cheaper when I looked into it. The width of the caddy is the width of the roll, and then just rip to length so they fit in the holder…

    I work alongside Paul to plan and produce the videos for Woodworking Masterclasses

    #23832
    BrianJ
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    Great format you use Greg, and great idea.

    Ontario, Canada

    #23833
    Greg Merritt
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    Thank you Brian.

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    #23838
    Jay
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    Thanks for the idea, Greg. Nice presentation too.

    #23840
    Greg Merritt
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    Jay your welcome and thank you for the kind words.

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    #24065
    Sandy
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    Great idea Greg. Thanks for the drawing

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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