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I am planning on creating a table made out of recycled wood planks and I am wondering if it is too ambitious to hand sand the wood planks without the use of machinery. I am on a budget and am wondering what types of tools would be best to hand sand wood?

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Budgets typically have two factors: Money and time. If you have plenty of one, but not the other, it makes the decision that much easier. –  DA01 Oct 11 '11 at 14:00
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Hand-plane before you sand. A good sharp plane and good technique produces a very nice finish. Only light sanding required after that.

Don't plane after sanding, the leftover grit will dull your blade.

Other than that, it's about elbow grease.

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