All sanding is done by hand, using Mirka Abranet sanding blocks, with dust extraction.  The sanding block does not rotate, it is static, and moved around by hand by myself – I attach it to a dust extractor to suck out the dust whilst I am working – and the system works very well – once I’ve sanded, there is very little dust left on the piece, which gives a better finish.

I sometimes use ‘ordinary’ trade quality ‘sand paper’ (called abrasives really) with out dust extraction on a few smaller parts, but then of course I need to get all the dust away.