Wood Sanders Class


5 Lessons

110 Enrolled


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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.

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Lesson 1: Getting Started With Sanders

This lesson goes over the anatomy of the sanders, as well as basic safety and best practices.

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.

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.

Lesson 4: Spindle Sander

The spindle sander is designed to shape and smooth the insides of curves and holes.

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.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!