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From Victor Morales
Tip: "While creating a piece for the PCC contest, I had many cabochons to sand. So I placed them on a strip of clear packing tape that I taped to my sanding station (an enamel cheese serving tray). And was able to sand about 15 at a time. Then to buff them, I simply took my dremel and buffed them while they were still on the tape. For detail and a higher sheen, I took that strip of tape and placed it around my hand at the base of my fingers and buffed away to a high shine."

From Angie
Tip: "You can sand your polymer clay figures and get rid of the white marks by sanding with a wet fine grain file afterwards. I'm a beginner and this is what I've found today."

From Jean LaFountain
Tip: "I use the Black and Decker Scrub Bob and it works great, but the store didn't sell any extra batteries, and all the things I read about it bemoaned the fact that it was only good for 30 minutes because no one had extra batteries. I finally figured out its universal B&J battery 'Versapak' can be ordered at Amazon or a dozen other 'net sites (along with a double battery charger). Hope this helps. "

From Lara
Tip: "For sanding cylindrical things, like pens and perfume atomizers, or anything similar - Place your wet sandpaper on top of a wet thick sponge. When you push down to drag the pen (or whatever) back and forth, it forms the sandapaper around your item, so you're sanding more area at once, and getting done quicker. Just redip and rinse your piece whenver you see a gunk buildup. Also, a drop of dish soap in your water helps the gunk cling less."

From Deborah Crumbaker
Tip: "I like using the sanding sticks from Gesswein (Jewelers' Catalog #47) They come in several high grade grits and can easily be used wet without taking your fingertips off! Great for small details too. "

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