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An easy, useful, inexpensive, and delightful improvisation from model-maker and Instructables user WiredWebbo101, who needed a handy tool to sand primer in some hard-to-reach places on his models. So he modified a disposable electric toothbrush by flattening and pointing the head and attaching a dart-shaped piece of sandpaper. Wonderful!

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. TotalMonkey says:

    This is terrific! My son and I use my old disposable vibro-toothbrushes as salvage for bristlebots: brush head AND pager motor.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Freaking awesome! Love this sort of repurposing. “The street finds it’s own uses for things” -W. Gibson

    1. Thanks for reminding me of that fantastic line.  =]

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