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Sanding-disc server for woodturners

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As a woodturner, I use a variety of 2" hook-and-loop abrasive discs for my sanding tool. However, those small discs are hard to keep sorted and inconvenient to store. To solve both problems, I made this sanding- disc server that looks like a tray to hold poker chips. Because I use eight different grits, I drilled eight 2" holes through a scrap of MDF, and then glued on a hardboard base, as shown. Using my tablesaw, I then trimmed the front off the server—enough to create an opening about a thumb’s width—to provide easy access to the discs. The server holds quite a few discs, and I can load my tool and align the disc by simply dipping the tool’s pad into the hole. To make things even easier, I boldly mark the grit of each disc on its back before storing it in the server. —Bill Esposito, Rindge, N.H.
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