Sanding equipment at MADE Makerspace in St. Louis
Basics of Woodshop, Expert Check-off: Woodshop

Power sanders are used to shape and smooth wood with abrasion. MADE has four power sanders in the woodshop: disc/belt, oscillating edge, oscillating spindle, and drum sander.

The disc/belt sander is good for smaller pieces, because the direction of travel pushes the workpiece against the table and helps maintain better control.

Frequent Questions

What should I bring when I reserve a slot in the woodshop?

Bring your own wood, fasteners, hardware, any any other consumables when you use the woodshop at MADE. The shop provides a limited number of clamps and some basic hand tools, and there are some hand-held power tools available for checkout (orbital sander, jig saw, circular saw, etc.)

Can I bring my own sandpaper?

MADE provides 100 grit paper on the sanders. If you’d like to bring in your own sandpaper, our staff will change it out for you.

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