Sandpaper Quartering Jig Build
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24 February 2013 at 11:26 pm #8431
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.
http://hillbillydaiku.com25 February 2013 at 2:34 am #8435
@njwilliam … two versions pictured here.
http://hillbillydaiku.com25 February 2013 at 6:11 pm #8452
I was thinking those were rolls of paper…interesting.
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http://toolsofourfathers.wordpress.com/25 February 2013 at 10:58 pm #8459
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!26 February 2013 at 1:00 am #8461
@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.
http://hillbillydaiku.com13 March 2013 at 9:50 pm #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.
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"If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln11 December 2013 at 10:14 pm #23671
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 Masterclasses14 December 2013 at 1:31 am #23833
Thank you Brian.
http://hillbillydaiku.com14 December 2013 at 3:17 am #23840
Jay your welcome and thank you for the kind words.
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