Steel Wool Holder
I came up with this idea because I often use steel
wool, bronze wool, and synthetic-steel wool. I attach
the hook part of adhesive-backed, hook-and-loop
strips to a piece of plywood about the size of a flattened
pad (3/4 by 2-3/8 by 5-1/4 in). The hooks grab
the pad and hold it flat. The block keeps my hands
clear of the mess when I’m rubbing out a finish. Best
of all, the pads last longer. To clean any residue off
the pad I use a file card or wire brush.
Note: Product availability and prices are subject to change.
American Clamping Corp., 800-828-1004, Bessey Miter and Band Clamps.
This story originally appeared in American Woodworker April 1999, issue #72.