This is a dumb question, since you say you do it, but does alcohol raise the grain like water does? You don't need much water to raise the grain, but you're right that it takes awhile to dry before you should resume sanding even when it's just dampened. Alcohol would certainly dry much more quickly... I've never used it to raise the grain before.
Originally Posted by (Amanda Lyn @ Nov. 09 2007, 10:48)
"... beauty is not found in the excessive but what is lean and spare and subtle" - Terry Tempest Williams