It's easy enough to hold or tape sandpaper to your bench to sand small parts. But any unevenness in your bench will translate later into inaccurate results on the sanded workpiece.

If your woodworking requires accurate small-part sanding, build a fixture like the one shown. Cut a piece of melamine-coated particleboard 12" wide and 24" long. Attach four sheets of sandpaper to it (two on top and two on the bottom) with spray adhesive. Use four successively finer grits of abrasive. The melamine backs the sandpaper with a flat, hard surface, and having the four grits you need at hand helps you zip through the sanding in no time.
—Alvin Rosenfeld, Middletown, Conn.