Have bought a sander! A somewhat girly model that no chippy would be seen dead with, but I hope it will do the job. After a rather convuluted effort, the sideboard that I got a second chance for on Ebay was delivered on Thursday evening, so I'm off to start working on it.
I've got the next week off work to try and get on with some of the projects that are waiting to be done. I'm also waiting for this sweet little stool to arrive:
Finish painting and line sewing box.
Finish nursing chair.
Start easy chair.
Sand and paint sideboard.
Construct sewing table.
Make 3 pairs of curtains.
I'm going to be busy!