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Once again it's time to dig into the question bag. Some of the questions we get don't lend themselves to a full column. Others present a different twist to subjects we've dealt with previously. Either way, here are three questions and answers that we think provide some valuable information. Q: I am about to sand and re-oil a redwood deck and fencing. The wood is mainly dirty from smog and wear and tear. Lately I have been reading a lot about how dangerous redwood is to sand. Is this true? Would you recommend washing the wood first with TSP? I was obviously going to be wearing a mask, but is this a real risk that I should be worried about? A: We don't recommend sanding at all. Although we haven't heard that redwood sanding dust is any more toxic than other types of wood dust, the ...