Storing Narrow Sanding Belts / Ranger les bandes abrasives étroites

Les propriétaires de scie à ruban savent comment plier et ranger leurs lames de scie. Une double boucle et c’est fait !

Band saw owners know how to fold and store their blades. A double loop and it’s done !

Mais vous pouvez faire la même chose avec les bandes abrasives étroites. J’ai ici une bande de 30″ (76cm) et une de 42″ (107cm).

But you can do the same thing with narrow sanding belts. Here I have a 30″ (76cm) belt and a 42″ (107cm) one.

Tel que montré, vous tournez la bande dans le sens horaire pour former une première boucle, laquelle j’ai dû maintenir pour prendre la photo.

As shown, you twist the belt clockwise to form a first loop, which I had to hold while shooting the photo.

Ensuite vous tournez la bande une deuxième fois pour obtenir ce résultat.

Then you twist the belt a second time to get this result.

Manipulez la bande pour peaufiner le cercle, si nécessaire.

Manipulate the belt to fine tune the circle, if necessary.

Voici trois bandes des deux longueurs mentionnées plus haut.

Here are three belts of the two above mentioned lengths.

Sinon c’est la méthode habituelle pour maximiser l’espace.

Otherwise it’s the usual method to maximize space.

C’est bien d’avoir le choix !

It’s good to have a choice !

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6 Responses to Storing Narrow Sanding Belts / Ranger les bandes abrasives étroites

  1. Mark Butler says:

    Serge, another great tip. I have tried nesting them together like you show but it has never worked for me. They seem to have a mind of their own. Of course I never thought about folding them. That’s why I follow you!


    • Serge says:

      Thank you Mark,
      I used to hang mine from nails into the ceiling joist, but when carrying long boards, most of the time I would hit a couple and they would fall down. They are still on nails, but they don’t protrude as much.


  2. dixislandboy says:

    Hi Serge,
    I agree with Mark.
    Another great post.
    Bill B.

  3. John H says:

    I just want to thank you for all the tips, ideas and plans that you provide to new woodworkers like me. I hope someday that I can just give back a fraction of what you have provided to the DIY community. You are an inspiration!!! Also, thank you for translating your work from French to English!! It’s amazing that you know two languages better than I know one…WOW!! Again, Thank You!

    • Serge says:

      John, I also give back what others have provided to the DIY community, for free or in print magazines.
      PS: You made my day !