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You Will Need
- Small block of wood
- Small piece of felt
- Coarse and fine sandpaper
- Staple gun
- An object to sand
- Dust mask
- Well-ventilated area
Put the felt on the block
Wrap your small block of wood in a small piece of felt and use your staple gun to staple the felt to the wood. This will create a pad for your sanding block.
Add sandpaper to the block
Wrap the felt-covered wood block with sandpaper, coarse side facing out. Adhere the paper with the staple gun.
Prepare to sand
Put on your dust mask and make sure you're in a well-ventilated area before you begin sanding.
Stroke the object with the sanding block, using evenly distributed pressure. Always sand with the grain of the wood.
Sand paint or rust from metal the same way as wood, but be conscious of how hard you sand rust -- you don't want to break through the metal if it's heavily corroded.
Wipe with a rag
Use a rag to wipe off your work to better see your progress. Continue sanding with different grits of sandpaper until you're satisfied.