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Grit Dulling tools- help

I carved a lid for a box, made the box, then proceeded to sand the wood with plans to oil and finish. As things were comming together I now want to carve the box as well. Is there any ways to ungrit the wood? Have folks carved sanded wood? Thank you

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Hi Imran,

I don't know of any way to remove the grit. It really depends on what type of sandpaper you used as to whether a lot of sand is left in the surface of the wood. You can try carving in it and then just realize that you will probably need to sharpen your tools after this carving.

would it help to first scrape the surface using a card scraper to remove a light layer from the surface, then carve?