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What is the std for sanding the faceplate to get any lippage removed? I have a few different sanders, and wondered what would work best. the idea is to get wood of the high side and not the low side....

Project is a vanity fp side 43" x 28" maple 3/4 x 2"
 

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I sand faceframes flat first with a belt sander. With a lot of practice you can pretty much sand one without any cross grains. In the 1970's I worked for a cabinet shop that the belt sander is the only sanding a faceframe got. Today I sand the cabinets in the same manor but I follow up with a random orbital sander through 180 grit on woods like oak and 220 grit on softer woods like alder.
 
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