Stacker stores sanding sleeves

sleever_stacker

When I bought my oscillating spindle sander, I didn't consider how to store six different sizes of sleeves in three grits. They fit inside one another, but I couldn't grab a middle size without dumping them all out.

To organize my sleeves, I cut three rings for each diameter of sanding sleeve from 12 " stock, each ring slightly smaller than the sanding sleeve it will hold. I then stacked them layer-cake fashion, topped off each stack with a 38 " dowel rod, and glued the three stacks to a base.

I slipped the sleeves over the rings, and put the holder next to my sander. Now I can quickly grab any of 18 different sanding sleeves without fumbling or dumping.
—Larry Apps, Syracuse, N.Y.

 

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