Of all the things you'll do in the shop, sanding is often one of the least pleasant tasks. It's not the dust: It's the frustration of figuring out how to get sandpaper to follow the peculiar contours, crevices and cavities of your design. If you were sanding flat panels all day long, it'd be no problem; but the client isn't paying you to design flat panels.
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Well, help is here, in a way that lets you see what several decades worth of shop time can yield. Master maker Jimmy Diresta runs through about two dozen brilliant sanding and scraping tips, using not just sandpaper but glass, rubber, Windex, metal weights, old utility knife blades, a pocket notebook and several other surprising items that will make your work go way quicker: