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Most woodworkers have strong opinions about hand sanding. For some, it's an essential finishing touch for top-quality work; for others, it's a necessary evil. Whether you love it or hate it, hand sanding is sometimes the only way to break edges, clean up details, or prep for finishes. Surprisingly, though, few carpenters keep a good sanding block handy. The $5 rubber blocks you can get at the lumberyard don't work much better than wrapping some sandpaper around a scrap of wood. Neither holds the sandpaper very well, the rubber is too soft for crisp edges or flattening work, and the wood is too hard for rounding edges. And if you need to get into a profile or