Make Your Own Mini Sanding Drums

A drill plus a dowel plus sandpaper makes the perfect custom sanding drum!

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How to Make Mini Sanding Drums

Speed up the sanding of shaped projects with these homemade mini sanding drums made from dowel rods. Just cut the dowels to length, wrap them with adhesive-backed sandpaper and chuck them into your drill. Different diameters (1/4 in., 5/16 in., 3/8 in.) let you get into those frustrating tight spots.

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