Storing Sandpaper and Silicone Polishing Points
by Susan LeGuyader
As jewelry makers and metalsmiths, we spent a lot of time sanding, filing and polishing our pieces. With good organization, it is easier to find what you need, when you need it and complete your project quicker, instead of searching for the sandpaper or the silicone polishing points. It also makes it easier to know what you are running low on and are able to reorder before you are out.

This tip utilizes a clipboard and a bead organizer. I found clipboards at Target for around $2, so I stocked up. And the plastic bead/component organizers can be found many places.
Instructions
I use both polishing papers and sandpaper when working with metal. As you know, it all depends on what you need and the final appearance you are going for.

I found that clipping full sheets of sandpaper to a clipboard works great for me. To additionally aid my creative efforts, I've labeled the polishing paper on the back, so I always know which grit I'm working on and what I need to replace.
Susan LeGuyader's Storing Sandpaper and Silicone Polishing Points - , Store Wire Jewelry, Tools, , storing sandpaper
Susan LeGuyader's Storing Sandpaper and Silicone Polishing Points - , Store Wire Jewelry, Tools, , storing sandpaper
All of my grits are in order, polishing paper on top, sandpaper on the bottom AND a bonus work space because it is on the solid surface of the clipboard. I love not having to clear a space off to use the sandpaper.
Susan LeGuyader's Storing Sandpaper and Silicone Polishing Points - , Store Wire Jewelry, Tools, , storing sandpaper
The other bits and pieces that I use with my flex shaft for polishing and sanding are stored in a craft organizer.

I organize by shape, color and grit.
And then I use the lid to tape information on grit, color and part numbers so I can reorder as needed.
Susan LeGuyader's Storing Sandpaper and Silicone Polishing Points - , Store Wire Jewelry, Tools, , storing polishing tips
Susan LeGuyader's Storing Sandpaper and Silicone Polishing Points - , Store Wire Jewelry, Tools, , storing polishing tips
Susan LeGuyader's Storing Sandpaper and Silicone Polishing Points - , Store Wire Jewelry, Tools, , storing polishing tips
Susan LeGuyader's Storing Sandpaper and Silicone Polishing Points - , Store Wire Jewelry, Tools, , storing polishing tips

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Tools

Eurotool Flex Shaft System 1/6 Horsepower with Reversible Motor
HDP-180.00
  • HDP-180.00
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Flex Shaft Motor Hangers, Bench Clamp Model
HOL-620.00
  • HOL-620.00
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  • Price: $31.97
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WET/DRY PAPER 9 X 11 ASST- 20PC- 2EA GRIT 180-3000
ABR-500.90
  • ABR-500.90
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  • Price: $24.95
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Unmounted Silicone Polisher, Knife Edge, Light Blue, Fine Grit, 12 Pack
POL-310.30
  • POL-310.30
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  • Price: $6.97
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Unmounted Silicone Polisher, Knife Edge, Pink, Extra Fine Grit, 12 Pack
POL-310.40
  • POL-310.40
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  • Price: $7.17
  • Gold Club Price: $5.38
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Unmounted Silicone Polisher, Knife-Edge, Black, Medium Grit, 12 Pack
POL-310.20
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Unmounted Silicone Polisher, Knife-Edge, White, Coarse Grit, 12 Pack
POL-310.10
  • POL-310.10
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Unmounted Silicone Polisher, Large Cylinder, White, Coarse Grit, 100 Pack
POL-326.10
  • POL-326.10
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  • Price: $97.70
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Unmounted Silicone Polisher, Square Edge, Light Blue, Fine Grit, 12 Pack
POL-300.30
  • POL-300.30
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  • Price: $6.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.21
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Unmounted Silicone Polisher, Square Edge, Pink, Extra Fine Grit, 12 Pack
POL-300.40
  • POL-300.40
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.17
  • Gold Club Price: $5.38
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Unmounted Silicone Polisher, Square Edge, White, Coarse Grit, 100 Pack
POL-301.10
  • POL-301.10
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $52.95
  • Gold Club Price: $39.71
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Unmounted Silicone Polisher, Square-Edge, Black, Medium Grit, 12 Pack
POL-300.20
  • POL-300.20
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.97
  • Gold Club Price: $5.23
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  • Category: Storage
  • Technique(s): Tools, Storage