Emery Boards Make Great Sanding Sticks
Rather than gluing small strips of sandpaper to wood, use an emery board the next time you're faced with a delicate sanding task. You'll find that emery boards are inexpensive, disposable, and come in different grits. For a permanent sanding helper, buy a metal fingernail file impregnated with diamond dust. (You can find these in the nail-care section of pharmacy, grocery, and discount stores.)
—Verne Holmes, Redlands, Calif.