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Tip on storing 6" sanding disks in computer disk files.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #24 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 10

Tip details a way to mount Velcro sanding discs so they are perfectly aligned.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 16

Use circular fruitcake tins to store sanding disks.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 24

Jig to align perforated random-orbit sanding discs with the sawdust pickup holes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #52 Jun 1996 pg. 22

How to punch out several small-diameter, Velcro-backed sanding discs from a 6" diameter one.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #67 Aug 1998 pg. 30

Storage box for Velcro-backed sanding discs.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 1999 (v.22#10) pg. 14
Added Info CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 10

Tip on making small sandpaper disks for Dremel and Foredom tools.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1991 (v.38#5) pg. 80

Product review of the Zippidi-Do cutting and sanding disk kit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #177 Nov 1976 (v.26#9) pg. 24

Tip describes how to remove a self-stick sanding disc that is stuck on the sander.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 26

Tip on extending the life of hook-and-loop sanding discs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #105 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 38

Tip: Use old-fashioned water glass to apply sandpaper to discs.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 8

Tip: How to remove sanding discs applied with gummy adhesive.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 10

Tip: Cut sandpaper disks using a pair of dividers with one leg sharpened to a knife edge.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 8

Tip: Install concentric circles of coarse and fine sandpaper on the same disc of your stationary disc sander.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 10

Tips on sticking and removing sandpaper discs equipped with PSA (pressure-sensitive adhesive).
FINE WOODWORKING #97 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 32

Tip: Two ways to remove self-adhesive sanding discs.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 22

Tip: How to make very inexpensive round sanding pads from sandpaper obtained from an auto supply shop.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #565 Nov 1984 pg. 14

Tip on extending the life of a worn sanding disc.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1986 (v.40#3) pg. 14

Tip: Glue sections from two different abrasive grits onto your disc sander to eliminate the need for changing discs when going from rough to smooth sanding.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 134

Jig for aligning and installing hook-and-loop sanding disks (the style with dust pickup holes).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #69 Nov 1992 (v.12#3) pg. 8

Simple jig (compass) to cut sandpaper disks from sheets.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #80 Sep 1994 (v.14#2) pg. 10

Adjustable cutter uses a razor blade to cut sandpaper disks from standard-size sheets.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #82 Jan 1995 (v.14#4) pg. 9

Jig for quickly aligning hook-and-loop sandpaper with the dust pickup holes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #100 Jan 1998 (v.17#6) pg. 27

Organizer for sanding disks for a random orbit sander.
SHOPNOTES #47 Sep 1999 (v.8) pg. 5

Tip on removing sandpaper attached to disc sanders with pressure sensitive glue.
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 16

Tip on applying adhesive sanding disks so that they don't come loose.
WOOD MAGAZINE #36 Aug 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 22

Tip on using solidified silicone caulk to clean abrasive belts or discs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #44 Aug 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 15
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 10

Organizer for identifying and holding several different grits of hook-and-loop sanding discs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #78 Apr 1995 (v.12#3) pg. 26

How to make a hook-and-loop disc for a random-orbit sander from regular sandpaper.
WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 28

Tip for warming an orbital sander pad so that the pressure-sensative-adhesive pads will stick better.
WOOD MAGAZINE #115 Jun 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 30

Tip on using a soft-sided CD case to hold 5" sanding discs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #116 Aug 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 34

Tips on keeping 12" sanding discs from burning the workpiece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #121 Feb 2000 (v.17#1) pg. 22

Sanding-disc organizer. A simple system to keep self-adhesive 5-hole abrasive discs flat and ready for quick mounting.
WOOD MAGAZINE #142 Jun-Jul 2002 (v.19#4) pg. 14

Tip tells how to clean a partially clogged sanding disc or belt.
WOODTURNING #42 May 1996 pg. 77

Lazy Susan storage device for unruly foam-backed sanding pads.
WOODTURNING #78 Aug 1999 pg. 68

Tip on extending the life of abrasive discs used on disc sanders.
WOODWORK #6 Summer 1990 pg. 20

Tip: Use rubber cement to glue sandpaper to the disc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 38

Tip: How to make circular sanding discs last longer.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1982 (v.6#6) pg. 50

Jig to cut your own circular sanding disks from sheet sandpaper.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1981 (v.37#1) pg. 59

Tip: How to make your own sandpaper discs for a 10" disc from one sheet of 9"x11" sandpaper.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1982 (v.38#4) pg. 9

Tip: How to cover a 10" sanding disc using a single piece of 9"x11" sandpaper.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 14

Tip on making your own hook & loop sanding discs from sandpaper, carpet tape, and velour cloth.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1993 (v.49#5) pg. 47