Safety: Sanding

Safety: Sanding

Keep your cool, especially when things are heating up around the sanders.  I'll do any freaking out that's necessary.  ;-)

When you're done sawing, there may still be some material you need removed from your piece.  Or you may need to give it an overall quick sanding to even out the surfaces before you move on to a finer finish by hand.  That's where the disc and belt sanders come in handy.

Both the disc sander and the belt sander are primarily for removing small amounts of material from your piece/parts after you've finished cutting them.  They might also be useful if you have grooves or gouges on a surface and need to grind it down a bit before you can move to hand sanding for a finely finished surface.  Note specifically that neither the belt nor disc sanders are useful for finishing - the grit on them is very low, for removing material quickly not finishing nicely.

Here are a couple videos for you to review about our sanders:

You might notice that the second video mentions disc sanders, too.  It doesn't duplicate all the really good information in the first video, though, so be sure to watch both!

All done with that?

Now, in your portfolio, write up a short summary of the key points of use and safety for the band sander and a separate one for the disc sander.  Start with a heading of the word "Safety," followed by:

  1. Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 09.13.40Name of the equipment
  2. How it's used (1 brief sentence)
  3. Safety precautions - what can you do before you start using the equipment to ensure you stay safe?
  4. Safety practices - what do you do while using the equipment to ensure you stay safe?



When you've done that, you've finished the Mastery tasks for this job.

That's great, Visitor.

Be sure you complete every job in the Safety Department.  Once you're done with Intro and Equipment, then you should head for the Exit Interview.  Time to head back to the Building Directory.

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