Sanding light colored woods
After completing all of the cocobollo blanks that came with my starter pen kits I am taking on some spalted tarmind blanks for my next pens. All is going well except for the sanding. All I can find locally in grits higher than 320 is the dark colored wet/dry sandpaper and it impregnates the wood with black fibers. Is there a solution to this? Or am I going to have to special order the higher grit papers in the lighter color? One guy recommended I try steel wool so I bought some of that designed for buffing and polishing, but I'm not sure if I want to try it or not. What to do?