Sanding

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.