Step 4: Cut the Sanding Block

man using band saw to make custom sanding block for wood molding
Photo: Misty Keasler
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The roughed-out profile needs to be sanded to eliminate saw-blade and router-bit marks. You can hand-sand simple moldings or make a custom sanding block. Trace the profile onto the end of a short piece of scrap that's big enough to grip comfortably. Use a band saw to cut along the profile line.
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    Tools List

    • Pencil
    • table saw
      Table saw
    • router
      Router and router table
    • Band saw

    Shopping List

    1. 80-grit sandpaper2. Double-sided tape