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Organizing Sanding Supplies & CA

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Paul Grenier, May 18, 2020.

  1. Paul Grenier

    Paul Grenier

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    Recently I decided to think about solutions to issues that have bothered me in my turning pastime. I just finished up, what is for me, a new and much more efficient way of keeping all of my sanding supplies - disks, 2" & 3" paper in 80 to 800 grits, replacement pads, roloc pads, roloc extensions, CA glues of different viscosity, etc., etc. Previously, I had my sanding supplies in multiple places requiring a lot of walking and searching for stuff. Since this pic from 3 days ago, I've added a holder for my Varigrind II, and my other Wolverine tool rest for my grinder. The 1st pic is with the drawer unit in position for when I'm sanding and the 2nd pic is with it partially pivoted to it's "home"
    What is everyone else doing?
     

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  2. Mark Hepburn

    Mark Hepburn Artist & Chef

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    Paul, that looks really good. I especially like the swing arm and the hanger for your sander. But the whole setup is great. I'm definitely stealing some of the ideas you have.
     
  3. Kent Jaffrey

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    I never would have thought of making a swing arm out of iron pipe, but it sure good work well. Now if I can only remember that trick in the future.
     
  4. Mike Johnson

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    You could also use a piece of EMT conduit of appropriate size and use a conduit bender to put a couple offsets in the conduit to make a swing arm.
     
  5. Don Wattenhofer

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    Looks great except the CA needs to be stored in a refrigerator.
     
  6. Paul Grenier

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    I initially did just that, but making 2 90 degree bends that close to each other created some issues with adjusting the overall height, so I scrapped that and used black pipe instead.
     
  7. John Torchick

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    I use an old milk carton with a hanging file frame and hanging files. Each file is marked with the number of the grit. Takes up very little room on a shelf. Autographed photos are available on request. o_O
     
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  8. Mike Johnson

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    Bending electrical conduit takes a fair amount of practice, finesse and the proper bender for the size of conduit being bent, the threaded pipe is an easy solution and should last forever.
    Those back to back bends going in opposite directions can be a challenge depending on the size of conduit and trying to support the conduit for the final bend.
     
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