The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop.
The disc sander, belt sander, and spindle sander are power sanding machines capable of efficiently shaping and smoothing wood parts for various applications, and are useful tools for any workshop.
This class is a part of a greater course series covering Wood Shop safety and basic use. After taking all the classes in this series, you will be able to safely use the power tools in the Wood Shop to to begin basic woodworking projects. A free PDF download of this class is available at the end of the last lesson.
Check out the rest of the Basic Wood Shop classes:
Lesson 1: Getting Started With Sanders
This lesson goes over the anatomy of the sanders, as well as basic safety and best practices.
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Lesson 2: Disc Sander
The disc sander is a powerful tool with the ability to shape material at different rates depending on where your workpiece is on the bed.
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Lesson 3: Belt Sander
Belt sanders help shape a flat face on your workpiece. This is a powerful tool and will remove varying amounts of material based on how hard you push your workpiece into the moving sanding belt.
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Lesson 4: Spindle Sander
The spindle sander is designed to shape and smooth the insides of curves and holes.
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Lesson 5: Operating the Sanders
How to run the sanders with your material and a few more tips and tricks to get you the best results. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!