How to Sand Woodwork by Hand. Special tools and high-quality sandpaper produce great results with less effort. With a few special tools and good sandpaper you can smooth wood easily and quickly with first-class results. Often even better than with a power sander. We tell you how to choose the best sandpaper for the job and demonstrate several of our favorite tools.
In-and-Out Bench-Top Tools - Go clampless with bench-top tools! Determine a base width you can use for all the smaller power tools you own—grinder, sander, drill press, scroll saw. Cut a base for each tool from 3/4-in. plywood with 45-degree bevels along both edges. Next, cut and screw 1-1/2-in.-wide boards with 45-degree bevels on your workbench for the tool bases to slide into. The tools will remain rock steady as you work and slide off when you're done.
Use a homemade riser base to trim the edging of the tool storage cabinets. Get the plans for the Ultimate Tool Storage Cabinets: http://www.familyhandyman.com/tools/storage/ultimate-tool-storage-cabinets/view-all