Some scrap wood and a few simple steps are all it takes to build this basic, must-have shop tool.
One of the most basic tools every shop needs is a simple sanding block. This sanding block provides a good secure grip and still fits comfortably in your hand. Plus, the size and shape provide good visibility of the surface being sanded and allows you to get into even the tightest corners with ease. It’s made from pine so it’s lightweight. This means less fatigue during long periods of sanding. And finally, the block lets you use either standard or self-adhesive sandpaper.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 2 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 11 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and materials list
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.