A drum sander chucked in a drill works great for sanding curved objects, such as shelf brackets. Drum sanders come in various diameters and consist of a soft rubber core covered by a fine, medium, or course grit sanding sleeve.

To make and sand shelf brackets:

  • Cut the brackets out using a jigsaw, saber saw, or bandsaw.
  • Gang two or more brackets together in a woodworking vise or clamps.
  • Chuck a drum sander into a cordless drill.
  • Use the drum sander to smooth both the concave and convex surfaces of the brackets.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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