I use wet-or-dry abrasive paper on glass for sharpening. But storing the different components separately was making the process inefficient. So I made this simple caddy that holds four pieces of glass and grades of abrasive. I can quickly take the caddy from storage, place it on the bench, open the lid, and begin sharpening. The 3/4-in. MDF base holds the glass pieces, which fit snugly between thin strips of hardboard screwed and glued to the base. The strips are thin enough to give me a fingerhold on the 1/4-in.-thick glass, in case I need to remove any of the pieces. The hinged plywood lid locks in place with a clasp and twist latch. A piece of hardwood attached to the front of the base serves as a bench hook. click to enlarge JIm Richey
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