Hi Marilyn ~ I am a compulsive keeper and it seems that doing so at
my bench is a very good thing, And, like you know, those bits of
sandpaper are as irksome as they are handy.
When tracking them becomes too much of an exercise in minutia, I put
the little bits and scraps into a ziploc plastic container that I
keep at the back of my sweeps drawer.
While I use folded and rolled pieces, I also contact cement some
strips to soft wooden sticks, such as frozen treats handles, or tongue
depressors, coffee stirrers, and strong toothpicks. I wrap fat and
thick ends of chopsticks with it, cementing some of them… some held
with a rubber band.
It’s fun to see how much mileage I can get out of one piece of
sandpaper, sawblade fragment, bit, bur or charcoal block.