Without sandpaper, the wood will be rough and uneven. You can smooth wood by using a variety of methods, including hand-sanding with fine-grit sandpaper, using a power sander, or applying a finish that will smooth out the surface of the wood.
Sanding blocks. Also known as sanding sponges, they have a similar construction to a standard kitchen dish sponge but have a rough texture
One of the best ways to smooth wood without sandpaper is to use a sanding block. Also known as sanding sponges, they have a similar construction to a standard kitchen dish sponge but have a rough texture. This makes them ideal for smoothing out rough surfaces on wood.
Sanding blocks are typically made from abrasive materials such as aluminum oxide or silicon carbide. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit your needs and can be used by hand or with an electric sander. When using by hand, it’s important to apply even pressure while moving the block in small, circular motions.
If you’re working with an electric sander, you’ll want to start with a lower grit sandpaper disk and move up in grit until you reach the desired level of smoothness. Be sure to keep the sander moving continuously to avoid damaging the wood surface. Once you’ve reached the desired level of smoothness, finish up by buffing the area with a clean cloth.
Emery cloth. Most commonly used on metal, emery cloths are far more durable than sandpaper
Emery cloth is a type of coated abrasive that is commonly used on metal surfaces. Unlike sandpaper, emery cloths are far more durable and can be used for both grinding and polishing. The abrasive particles in emery cloth are bonded together with a resin, which gives it its durability. Emery cloth is available in a variety of grit sizes, from coarse to fine, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. When using emery cloth on metal, it is important to wet the surface first to avoid damaging the material.
Sand and leather
Sand and leather are two materials that can be used to smooth wood. Sandpaper is the most common way to smooth wood, but it can be difficult to use and can leave behind sanding marks. Leather is a softer material that will not leave behind any marks and is easy to use.
Walnut shells can be used as a natural abrasive to smooth wood without sandpaper. The shells are ground into a fine powder and then mixed with water to form a paste. This paste can be applied to the wood surface with a cloth or brush and worked into the grain. The walnut shells will remove any roughness from the surface of the wood and leave it feeling smooth and silky.