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Sanding Disk Storage
by Ray Thompson–Middletown, IN
Those little round disks seem to congregate everywhere so I found some scrap paneling and an old piece of PVC and made a two story carousel. I suppose you could put some bearings under it to make it handier to turn, but I usually keep it where I can grab the 60 grit.
I sliced off part of a length of tube by clamping each piece to some plywood thrown together as a sled and running it through the band saw. Boy, wouldn't some of those Bessey Mighty-Minis from the borg be perfect for this.
The 2" disks are a little tight in a 2" pipe, I found out after the fact, but a 21⁄8" Forstner bit would make it about the right size (typical Schedule 40 PVC has plenty of wall thickness to allow 1⁄16" to be taken out). Chucking it up in the lathe was my plan. I tried it out and it worked like a charm.
. . . Ray Thompson–Middletown, IN
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