We went to the hardware store and bought ourselves an orbital sander - now my favorite tool! It's amazing what this little thing does and I can't wait for more council pickups to get my hands on some more old furniture that I can now sand and restore or repurpose!
We needed quite a lot of tools for the job.
Sanding all over the reel was easy with this orbital sander by Ozito - $30 from the hardware store.
We measured 70mm from the outside edge of the reel and drilled 25mm holes through the top with a spade bit.
We pushed 25mm dowel through the holes and then notched out another hole in the bottom of the reel for the dowel to fit into straight and tight.
The finished table is really cool - still may get some castors, but for now we love it!
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