How to Make a Flap Sander

Dont have a power sander to sand curvy rough-sawn edges? You do if you own a 3/8-in. drill.Taper the end of a 3-in. long x 1/2-in. dia. dowel with a rasp or belt sander

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Dont have a power sander to sand curvy rough-sawn edges? You do if you own a 3/8-in. drill.Taper the end of a 3-in. long x 1/2-in. dia. dowel with a rasp or belt sander so you can chuck it into the drill. Cut a 1-in. deep slot in the dowel with a ne-tooth saw, then slide in two 1-in. wide strips cut from a 3-in. wide sanding belt. Its ne if the slot is too narrow at rst; just slide one piece of sandpaper back and forth to widenit, then slide in the second piece. Congratulationsyouve just fashioned a makeshift ap sander. Chuck it in a drill and put it to work. P.S. To speed up your sanding even more, cut slotted dowels for various grits.

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