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Tom’s Tool Tip

By Tom Weishaar

Like most bench jewellers, I am always looking for creative ways to save money. Manufactured sanding discs can cost anywhere from 10 cents to 50 cents each. That may not seem like a lot of money, but I tend to go through quite a few of them. They also never seem to be offered in my favourite grits of sandpaper. Well, I have found a great way to make my own sanding discs for next to nothing.

Tom WeishaarTom Weishaar is a certified master bench jeweller (CMBJ) and frequent speaker on jewellery repair topics for Jewelers of America (JA). He can be contacted via e-mail at

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