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I would do the majority of your sanding before you assemble the staves. After that for finish sanding, I did all of mine by hand. It doesn't have to be perfect, especially if you plan on using the salad bowl finish as this will fill in many minor surface imperfections.
Sandpit With Integrated Bench Seats
DIY Wooden Doormat
Bent Wood Rings
wooden beer mug
Homemade tobacco pipe
Making a Pipe (Part 2): The Stem
Pocket-sized Multicolored Flamethrowers and Sorcerer Staff