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I can sand cherry to a very smooth finish without any great difficulty. However, when I try to sand oak (red or white), I cannot achieve the same or even similar smoothness. I'm using the same sanders and sand paper, and I take even more time with the oak than I do with the cherry. Do I have unrealistic expectations or do I need to treat the oak differently than the cherry? For both, I use a Festool random orbit sander, a Portter-Cable sheet sander, and various types of sand paper, usually starting at 50-80 grit working up to at least 320 grit.