For small or occasional tight-spot sanding chores, try building this hand-powered corner/detail sander.

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For small or occasional tight-spot sanding chores, try building this hand-powered corner/detail sander. Cut the handle from a scrap piece of 34 " hardwood plywood to the shape shown. Make the grip end long enough to fit comfortably in your hand and round its edges.

Now, make the triangular pad with 212 " sides, each cut at a 60° angle. Attach the pad where shown, apply a piece of self-adhesive sandpaper to the bottom of the pad, and sand away.

—Rene Stebenne, Whitinsville, Mass.