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Proper grit ready in a pinch


When shaping spindles or other projects on my lathe, I use small pieces of sand-paper of various grits while finishing. To keep the small sheets handy and sorted out, I glued wooden clothespins onto a thin strip of plywood and mounted the hanger to the side of the lathe stand. On the clothespins, I marked the grit of each abrasive. —Rick Mercado, Colorado Springs, Colo.

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