For the final sanding of a prize project, it’s hard to beat good old hand-sanding. When you put away the power sanders and carefully hand-sand with the grain—using ﬁner and ﬁner grits of sandpaper—you’ll produce a smooth surface to take pride in for years to come. To make your own “super hand sander,” glue a piece of computer mouse pad or other “closed-cell foam” to a wooden sanding block. This creates a ﬁrm yet giving base that gently increases sanding torque on ﬂat surfaces and convex corners while ensuring a ﬂat, scratch-free surface. Use a heavy coat of photo-mount spray adhesive or rubber cement to glue the mouse pad to the block. Apply adhesive-backed sandpaper to the block for the beginning sanding steps. Since extra-ﬁne sandpaper isn’t widely available with adhesive backing, apply ordinary extra-ﬁne paper to the block with a light coat of photo-mount spray.