Sand for a perfect finish
After finish-sanding the bare wood of your project, typically to 220 grit, vacuum the surface to remove embedded dust.
Making the grade on abrasives
I think the sandpaper I bought is imported. Does that make a difference?
What's the best way to sand handle tapers?
Please tell me the most efficient way to cut or sand the correct taper on a wooden handle for a rake or squeegee. What is the best machine to use?
What do sandpaper grades mean?
I bought some sandpaper but the abrasives didn’t match the texture of the products from my local supplier. I think the sandpaper I bought is imported. Does that make a difference?
"Moderation in all things" applies to sanding, too
Some sources recommend sanding wood only to 220 grit. Why not keep going with finer grits and make the surface even smoother?