I'm incredibly tight fisted when it comes to my woodworking, and as such, I am reluctant to throw anything away! When my detail sander pads get too tattered around the edges, I use this little trick to turn them into usable hand sanders!
Step 1: Trace Your Pads
I traced the shape of my sanding pads onto a scrap piece of MDF.
Step 2: Cut Out the Shape However You Want
I cut the shape out using my jigsaw mounted in a jigsaw table, but you could do it using whatever saws you have!
Step 3: Secure the Sandpaper
I secured the sandpaper using CA glue, applying it around the edges and in the center.
Step 4: The Block
Finally, I used CA glue to attach a scrap of pine 2*4 to the back for a handle. I wrote the grit of sandpaper on it to make it easier to see what I'm grabbing.
Thanks for reading!