We have wooden worktops in our kitchen. Previous owner put them in and they're a bit of a pain, but I've reoiled the main kitchen area and they don't look too bad but the utility room is quite marked so I'd like to strip it and re oil using the below link as a guide
Refreshing a wooden worktop - How to fix, build, decorate, repair and other DIY tips with DIY Donny
Firstly, is this about right?
Secondly, I've tried a small area hand sanding and all I get is a sanding block full of crud. Its basically oil build up and dirt on the surface that clogs the sandpaper within seconds. Is there something I should be using first to strip off any gunk before I start sanding? And although I have a sander, its only a hand mouse thing that I borrowed. Can I use this or should I be sanding with the grain by hand?