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Sanding Tight Spaces

Detail sander Many of the projects I have around the house seem to require sanding into tight places. I finally tired of continuously folding sandpaper to accommodate the situation, and thought there must be a better way. So I made a detail sander out of ¾″ plywood in my shop (Pattern at right).

To use the sander, I cut a narrow strip of self-adhesive sandpaper and apply it to the bottom and both ends. The sander looks just like a push stick, and allows me to put sanding pressure exactly in the places it's needed.

Have a nice weekend,

Wyatt Myers
Online Editor, Workbench

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