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Covering or mixing with sand.
Smoothing a surface with sandpaper or other abrasive paper or cloth.
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Finishing surfaces, particularly wood, with sandpaper or some other abrasive.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in woodworking, the processing of workpieces with abrasive materials, such as sandpaper, and with special tools, such as brushes and wire disks, immediately after planing, shaping operations, routing, puttying, or priming. In sanding unvarnished surfaces, the abrasive materials are moved in the direction of the wood grain; otherwise, the wood fibers are cut, and subsequent application of varnish or paint causes the fibers to rise, resulting in a rough surface.


Buglai, B. M. Tekhnologiia otdelki drevesiny, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1973.


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sanding, flatting down, rubbing

Smoothing a surface with abrasive paper or cloth, either by hand or by machine.
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