Sanding Disk

Wallpaper Knife Sander

After cleaning up glue squeeze out with a damp rag I've always had a real tough time sanding inside corners to remove the raised grain. A sanding block is too bulky to sand completely up to the joint. I wanted something stiff and controllable. The solution is quite simple: I lay one 150-grit, self-adhesive sandpaper disk on one side of a flexible wallpaper knife and trim to fit. On the other side goes 220-grit, self-adhesive paper which gets trimmed too. Now I can sand cleanly to all inside corners. I just peel off and replace the sandpaper when it's worn.

Matt Weathers Athens, OH

START 1" BIT AT 90 DEGREES,THEN TILT 30 DEGREES

Quick Screw Pockets

I don't own a jig for making screw pockets but I wanted to use pockets to fasten a plywood tabletop to a skirt. Here's my simple way of making the pockets: First I drill a 1-in. hole inside the skirt. 1 ground the tip short on the 1-in. spade bit so it wouldn't blow through the other side. I followed that with a 5/32-in. bit in the edge of the hole. The pocket is large enough to accommodate a countersink bit for a flat-head screw.

Mike Burton Ogden, UT

START 1" BIT AT 90 DEGREES,THEN TILT 30 DEGREES

DRILL 5/32" HOLE

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