Mould and pat down the damp, but not wet, sand. The wetter the sand the longer it takes to dry.
...in a hurry
...and you just can't tell whether you're under the eye of the C.O. or not.
(With thanks to Billy C. and Colin L. for creative assistance)
Next, you fight your battle, well, d'uh! and if any one's interested in sand tables, mobile sand tables, making flock or has questions about the uses and limitations of sand tables then let me know and I'll try to help with some answers.
20th of November 'Clash of Plastic' report will follow.