When working in tight spots, it can be difficult to hold a brad while tacking it in place. A homemade brad holder will help. To make one, cut a 3/8-inch diameter dowel to an 8-inch length, then cut one end to 60 degrees and the other square. The 60 degree end makes it easier to hold the brad at odd angles. To complete the holder, use epoxy glue to attach a 1/2-inch diameter by 3/16-inch thick magnet to each end.