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    Locking Sanding Block

    I have come up with a bench top version of a sanding block that I call the Locking Sanding Block. I say “locking” because the way it’s designed the sandpaper is locked into position and won’t come loose, it stays taught even after a long period of sanding. (Click on image to enlarge pics).
    Locking Sanding Block-sanding_block_assembled.jpg

    It is built using baltic birch and walnut. The size of the block takes advantage of a 9″ x 12″ sheet of sandpaper with three strips of approximately 3″ W x 7″ L of sanding surface. Even though it’s simply a rectangle block it feels comfortable in your hand during a sanding session.
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    Sanding block showing locking pins installed into the upper block half.
    Locking Sanding Block-sanding_block_apart.jpg

    Showing all of the parts of the Locking Sanding Block you can see how simple it would be to change different sandpaper grits or replace a worn sandpaper with a fresh one. I have labeled each sanding block with the grit installed for quick reference.
    Locking Sanding Block-sanding_block_various_grits.jpg

    I have put together free plans for making one of these sanding blocks here: www.bit.ly/Z9SaoC
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    Robert, that is a nice set of sanding blocks, 100% better than what I use,,a chunk of 2x4..as soon as I get caught up on some things I'm going to build myself a set.

    You Do Good Work...

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    Thanks Robert -- this one's been added to our Sanding category, and to your homemade tools page: Robert Tutsky's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tap View Post
    Robert, that is a nice set of sanding blocks, 100% better than what I use,,a chunk of 2x4..as soon as I get caught up on some things I'm going to build myself a set.

    You Do Good Work...

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    Thanks for the kind remarks. Making a set of 3 or more requires only a bit more time than it would to make just one. I find that for me though 3 of them works well for the grit progression I usually use.

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    Those look nice Robert. The walnut knobs really stood out.


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