Anyone got any good tips or methods for storing sanding discs? Yeah I know I
could just drop them in a box but Im setting up a brand new shop and I
thought something better would be in line for what Im doing here.
What kind of sanding disks and what size? My 8 hole H&L I put on a board
with 4 dowels so I can press the ROS to it and pick up a new disk. Makes
changing disks very quick and easy. The rest I just keep in the boxes they
cane in, I buy boxes of 50.
My 1 or 2 cents.
Yup. I use a lot of Rubbermaid and Sterilite containers in my shop. Target
often has excellent sales on these. Stackable & dust proof. Best part is
you can SEE what's inside the container which is a big plus for items not
used very often. Some of us can hide our own Easter eggs... ;-)
There was an article in last month's Wood magazine about a neat holder. It
was basically a flat board with dowels on it to hold them and make it easy
to align the dust holes by just setting the sander down over the tapered
dowels. It was setup for 3 grits.
Sounds like a nice reason to build something to hang on
the wall. This one stores my H&L, along with sheets
and big disks for 12" sander, along with two cordless
drills and their chargers. Wish I'd made a small drawer
for the Kreg bits and square head drivers as well as
phillips head bits.
I use an old filing cabinet I got for next to nothing
at a surplus auction years ago. I find the hanging
folders perfect for filing sandpaper sheets & disks
It also contains: machinery & equipment manuals,
receipts, warrantees; drawings & notes from old
projects, current projects & wishful thinking; plastic
drafting triangles; catalogs; and assorted paper that
would otherwise clutter up the shop.
Just want to say thanks to all the offered suggestions, Ive got enough good
ideas now I should be able to come up with something workable!
PS. Been in this group for a little over a week now and already had to PLONK
several dimwits. Sad isnt it?
If you don't have bunches of disks and they're 5 or 6 inches, use an
old floppy disk from the 5 1/4" days. Salvation Army usually has
several boxes available.
On Thu, 09 Oct 2003 03:15:13 GMT, "James D Kountz"
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