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After finishing all my cuts, I had to sand my wood. The cutting left some splintery edges that I needed to sand. I had to use a sanding board for the edges and sanding blocks for the face.
To use the sanding boards, I had to rub the edge or end of my wood against the sandpaper that was stapled to a board. I would go back and forth about 36 times on each edge.
After sanding all my edges until they are nice and smooth, I had to use the sanding blocks to smooth out the faces. I had to take a piece of sand paper and rap it around a block. Then I would back and forth on my wood. It was very important to only sand parallel to the grain. I didn’t want and scratches messing it up.